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Slovakia will only accept Christian immigrants

9:54 10/09/2015
Slovakia will only grant asylum to Christian immigrants from Syria. As part of a European Union plan to relocate 40,000 immigrants, the country will take in 200 people from refugee camps in Greece,...

60,000 asylum seekers have reached EU in 2014

12:50 04/06/2014
The EU's border agency Frontex says that a record number of asylum seekers have entered the EU by sea and on foot in 2014. So far, Frontex estimates the total at about 60,000. The migrants have...

Syrian refugees reach Europe

9:59 01/10/2013
Refugees from the Syrian civil war are attempting to enter Europe in large numbers. The Bulgarian government has asked for assistance from the European Union. As of 17th September, there were over 4,...

More than 6m Syrians displaced by conflict

14:52 05/09/2013
The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has said that more than 6m people have now been displaced from their homes because of the civil war. Of these, over 2m have fled the country...

Australian parliament introduces law allowing immigrants to be 'processed offshore'

12:03 29/05/2013
The Australian Senate has voted for an amendment which would allow the authorities to take asylum seekers who land on the Australian mainland and hold them in offshore processing camps on Nauru and...

Half a million people sought asylum in developed world in 2012 says UN

9:20 25/03/2013
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has issued a report which says that 479,300 people from the developing world sought asylum in the developed world in 2012. The number is the...

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