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World Refugee Day: 65million people displaced in 2015, says UNHCR

The numbers are impressive and shocking at the same time. The number of people displaced by conflict is at the highest level ever recorded, the UN refugee agency said on World Refugee Day on June 20th. The UNHCR estimates that 65.3 million people were either refugees, asylum seekers or internally …

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EU gives €80m for migrants’ housing program in Greece

They did it. Greece’s European partners do everything to have refugees and migrants trapped in Greece. For this purpose, the European Commission sent Kristalina Georgieva, Commissioner for Budget & Human Resources with a huge signature pen and a pledge of 80 million euro for the housing of migrants. Georgieva signed …

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UNHCR data Jan-Nov 2015: total 863K arrivals to Europe by sea, 715K to Greece, 3.4K dead/missing

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees published data about the arrivals of people to Europe by the sea. The data refer to arrivals from January to November 2015. A total of 862,901 people have arrived to Europe via Spain (3,592), Malta (105), Italy (143,700), and Greece (715,704). 3,485 people trying …

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Greek Police set up phone line to report racist attacks

Greek police started a service where victims and concerned citizens can report incidents of racist attacks. Under telepone number <11414> any Greek or foreigner can report racism motivated attacks. Departments and Offices of Racial Violence Response went in effect on Monday, January 17th 2013. The assigned offices will  collect data …

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UNHCR’s Findings on Increase of Racist Attacks in Greece

Below is the official press release issued by the Greek branch of  United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Based on information of several networking groups, UNHCR documented 87 incidents of racist violence against refugees and migrants during the period January-September 2012.          A 21-year-old Greek-Egyptian man is left partially …

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