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Austria to stop giving food and shelter to rejected asylum seekers

Austrian authorities would not have to provide food and accommodation to migrants who are denied asylum and refuse to leave the country, under a draft law approved by the government Tuesday. The bill aims at encouraging asylum seekers to leave voluntarily. “The first thing is basically that they don’t get anything from the …

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EU relocation scheme failed: Less than 13,000 relocations in 2016

The relocation scheme of the European Union has blatantly failed. From the target of 6,000 relocations per month, less than 13,000 people have been relocated form Greece to other EU-member countries within the whole year 2016. According to data released by the Relocation Unit of the Asylum Service, the total …

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Lesvos: Second refugee dies at the hot spot of Moria

A Syrian refugee  was found dead inside a tent at the refugee camp of Moria on the Greek island of Lesvos (Lesbos) on Saturday morning. the incident marks the second refugee death in Moria in a week. According to local media, the 46-year-old man was taken to the hospital of …

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Filmmaker Dapfne Matziaraki wins Oscar nomination for “4.1 Miles”

Filmmaker Daphne Matziaraki and her documentary “4.1 Miles” is the second Greek nomination for Oscars 2017 in the category Best Documentary Short Subject. She directed, produced, photographed and edited the award winning “4.1 Miles”, a documentary about refugees. In the peak of the Refugee Crisis, she traveled to the island …

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EU Migration Commissioner urges NGOs to manage funds with transparency

EU Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos urged non-governmental organizations involved in the care of refugees and migrants to manage funds with more transparency. “NGOs must manage available funds with transparency,” Avramopoulos said on Wednesday and called on international organizations operating in the country “to step up their efforts to provide immediate …

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