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Record numbers of refugees leave Syria in August

11:11 07/09/2012
A record number of people left Syria as refugees in August 2012, according to The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR). Spokeswoman Melissa Fleming told a Geneva press conference...

Greek crackdown on illegal immigration continues

12:00 24/08/2012
The Greek government is continuing its crackdown on illegal immigration which began on 4th July. By 6th July, police and troops had arrested over 7,000 suspected illegal immigrants in a series of...

Greece to place more guards at Turkey border to deter refugees

15:16 02/08/2012
Greece has announced they are quadrupling the number of guards at their border with Turkey and increasing other security defenses because of a potential influx of Syrian refugees. Thousands of...

European Commission proposing using drones to catch illegal immigrants

9:52 31/07/2012
The European Commission, the executive body of the European Union (EU), has proposed a plan to deploy drones across the Mediterranean Sea to catch illegal immigrants. The Mediterranean is a major...

Czech Republic sees increase in permanent residency applications

11:16 24/07/2012
The number of immigrants applying for permanent residency in the Czech Republic has been sharply increasing, according to Vit Dvoracek, head of the foreign residency section of the Interior Ministry'...

Report urges Greece to take action against migrant hate crimes

10:45 23/07/2012
A leading human rights organization has issued a report urging Greece to take "urgent action" to stop the "alarming" increase of attacks against Asian and African immigrants. The extensive report...

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