refugees

Merkel remains at loggerheads with allies over refugee limits

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has entered a critical election year with deep divisions remaining in her conservative political bloc over the nation's refugee crisis and opposition to her plans...

Children asylum seekers given presents from City of Zagreb

Ninety-three children who currently live in the accommodation centre for asylum seekers in Zagreb were given presents for the New Year holidays on Friday.

Nearly 20,000 migrants turned away at Germany's borders in 2016

German police are on track to turn away some 20,000 migrants this year at the country's borders, airports and sea ports, local media reported Wednesday.

Refugees send thank-you gift to Merkel, prompting police raid

Police stormed a post office in western Germany on Tuesday after two asylum seekers tried to send a package containing a thank-you gift for German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

20 Croatian families have refugees for Christmas lunch

Twenty Croatian families invited 50 refugees to their homes for Christmas lunch on Sunday as part of the "Christmas lunch with a refugee" campaign, launched by the Jesuit Refugee Service and aimed...

Prince Charles calls for tolerance of refugees, religious differences

Britain's Prince Charles appealed for greater tolerance of refugees and religious differences on Thursday, in a pre-Christmas message broadcast on BBC radio.

German police record 877 attacks against refugee homes this year

There have been 877 attacks against refugee homes in Germany so far in 2016, police said Saturday, suggesting that the total number will fall below the 1,031 reported for all of last year.

First Croatian newspaper for asylum-seekers, refugees launched

The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) on Thursday launched the first newspaper dedicated to asylum-seekers and refugees in Croatia.

Kenya delays closure of world's largest refugee camp

Kenya will delay the closure of the world’s largest refugee camp by six months, the government announced Wednesday after human rights activists criticized plans to shut the camp this month.

Migrants return to Belgrade by train, refuse to go to reception centres

A group of migrants from Afghanistan and Pakistan, who attempted to break through a barricade put up by the Serbian police at the Sid-Tovarnik border crossing and enter Croatia, have returned to...

1 in 5 children displaced in Central African Republic, says UNICEF

Nearly one in five children in the Central African Republic (CAR) remain displaced following sectarian violence that has killed thousands of people, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)...

Migrants give up on entering Croatia, return to Sid on foot

 A group of migrants from Afghanistan and Pakistan who attempted unsuccessfully to break through a barricade put up by the Serbian police at the Sid-Tovarnik border crossing and enter Croatia,...

Germany expecting fewer than 300,000 new refugee arrivals in 2016

The number of newly arrived refugees to Germany this year will total fewer than 300,000, the country's migration officials estimate.

Pope to Europe: Don't take in more refugees than you can integrate

Pope Francis warned European governments on Tuesday not to take in more asylum seekers than can be integrated into their societies.

Offshore refugees to be banned from ever getting to Australia

Australia's government is seeking to ban for life all asylum seekers, even genuine refugees, currently held in offshore detention centres on Manus Island and Nauru, it announced Sunday.