Showing posts with label refugees. Show all posts
Showing posts with label refugees. Show all posts

Saturday, May 27, 2023

UN Suspends Cash Assistance to Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

The United Nations has suspended the provision of all cash assistance to Syrian refugees in Lebanon for the next month, according to a joint statement by UN representatives issued Saturday. The announced suspension applies to all cash assistance, regardless of the currency in which it is distributed.

Friday, May 26, 2023

Boat Carrying 500 Asylum Seekers Disappears in Mediterranean Sea

A boat carrying about 500 asylum seekers, including a newborn baby and pregnant women, has disappeared in the central Mediterranean, according to two humanitarian organizations.

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Italy declares state of emergency amid surge in migrant arrivals

Italy declared a six-month state of emergency Tuesday to help it deal with a surge in the number of migrants arriving in the country via the Mediterranean Sea, local media reported.

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Number of migrants reaching Italy’s shores so far this year exceeds 20,000

The number of irregular migrants who have arrived in Italy by sea since the start of the year has exceeded 20,000, according to official figures.

Saturday, March 11, 2023

Italy launches rescue for hundreds of refugees on boats

The Italian coastguard has launched multiple rescue operations to save hundreds of refugees packed aboard boats off the Calabria region, less than two weeks after at least 73 people drowned in a shipwreck.

Sunday, March 5, 2023

Five Mediterranean countries call for more EU solidarity on migration

Interior ministers of five European Union (EU) Mediterranean countries on Saturday called for more EU solidarity on migration and more efforts to prevent irregular migration.

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Hosting Ukrainian refugees cost France $672M in 2022: Report

France spent €634 million ($672 million) last year on hosting Ukrainians displaced by the war with Russia, according to official data released on Tuesday.

Monday, February 13, 2023

Turkey won’t allow new Syrian refugee influx after quake: FM

Turkey will not allow a new influx of refugees from Syria after last week’s devastating earthquake, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday.

Friday, January 13, 2023

US stops hundreds fleeing Cuba, Haiti by sea, returns most

The Coast Guard returned another 177 Cuban migrants who were caught at sea off Florida to the island on Thursday, while a group of about two dozen Haitians swam ashore in Miami.

Saturday, January 7, 2023

Florida activates national guard as Cuban arrivals seek refuge

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Friday mobilised the state national guard to help local officials respond to a large influx of Cuban asylum seekers landing at the southernmost tip of the contiguous United States.

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

1,088 Migrants Rescued Off Libyan Coast in Past Week

 The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Tuesday that 1,088 migrants were rescued and returned to Libya in the past week.

Sunday, December 4, 2022

German State Urges Berlin To Seek Fair Distribution Of Ukrainian Refugees Across EU

 Authorities in the southwestern German state of Baden-Wurttemberg are urging the Federal government to lobby fair distribution of Ukrainian refugees in the European Union, having sheltered more Ukrainians than the entire France, German newspaper Bild reported on Sunday, citing local officials.

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Greece transfers around 500 migrants to a ferry after dramatic rescue operation

Greece’s coastguard on Thursday said nearly 500 asylum seekers rescued in a dramatic operation this week off the island of Crete had been temporarily transferred to a ferry for processing.

Thursday, November 10, 2022

France to allow Ocean Viking migrant rescue ship to dock, will welcome about a third, Germany another third and the rest EU.

France has said it will allow the Ocean Viking rescue ship carrying more than 200 migrants and refugees rescued in the Mediterranean to dock at the southern port of Toulon, following tense exchanges with Italy over the vessel’s fate.

Moscow: US- backed terrorists use thousands of Syrian refugees as Human shields in Rukban camp – SANA

 The Russian Ministry of Defense has announced that terrorist organizations backed and supervised by US occupation forces are using thousands of Syrian refugees as a Human Shields in Rukban Camp in al-Tanf area in Homs eastern countryside.

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

France denounced as “unacceptable” Italy's refusal to take in a migrant ship

France denounced as “unacceptable” Italy's refusal to take in a migrant ship, as the two countries wrangled over which should accept a vessel with 234 people aboard.

Monday, November 7, 2022

Rescue charity to take Italy to court over migrant boats standoff

German charity SOS Humanity says it will go to court to try to overturn efforts by Italy’s new right-wing government to prevent some of the people the nonprofit group had saved from the sea from stepping onto land.

Sunday, November 6, 2022

German Rescue Ship Enters Sicilian Port, Disembarks Minors


Italy allowed a humanitarian rescue ship carrying 179 migrants to enter a Sicilian port and begin disembarking minors early Sunday, while refusing to respond to requests for safe harbor from three other ships carrying 900 more people in nearby waters.

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Dozens missing after refugee boat sinks off Greek islands

Greek authorities have launched a search and rescue operation for dozens of refugees who are missing after a boat they were travelling on from Turkey overturned and sank in rough weather.

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

First Phase of Voluntary Return of Syrian Refugees Kicks Off in Lebanon - Tasnim News Agency

Several buses transported Syrian refugee families to Syria from different areas in Lebanon on Wednesday morning, as part of a government repatriation scheme revived earlier this month, local media reported.

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