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Divided Cyprus, island at frontline of migrant flow

Urdu Point 02 Dec 2021
Pope Francis will meet with refugees and migrants on a visit this week, and plans to help relocate some from the country ... Turkey, hosting around 3.6 million Syrian refugees, "could flood the island if wanted", said Corina Drousiotou from the Cyprus Refugee Council ... Turkey, he said.
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The EU is the real villain in the Poland-Belarus migrant crisis

Beijing News 02 Dec 2021
Similar to how Turkey opened its borders to EU member Greece in March 2020 to allow Syrian refugees to make their way to western Europe, Belarus has been using migrants as leverage against Europe ... It's not surprising that non-EU countries like Turkey or Belarus have attempted to reap some regional benefits by using refugees as pawns against the EU.
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Migrants land on Greece's Lesbos before Pope Francis trip

Urdu Point 02 Dec 2021
Mytilene, Greece, Dec 1 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 2nd Dec, 2021 ) .Twenty-nine asylum seekers landed Wednesday on the Greek island of Lesbos, four days before Pope Francis was to make a symbolic visit to the migration hotspot emblematic of Europe's long-running refugee crisis.
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Greek Ombudsman launches investigation over illegally pushed-back Frontex interpreter

Anadolu Agency 01 Dec 2021
The daily noted that the interpreter claimed he was violently attacked by Greek forces, who eventually pushed him, along with at least 100 other refugees, towards Turkey ... He was headed to the northern port city of Thessaloniki by bus when police stopped the bus and pulled him and other refugees off the vehicle.
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UAE zeroes its regional problems at a brutal cost

The New Arab 01 Dec 2021
... trapped in Idlib and the many more millions of Syrian refugees in Turkey, victimised by Assad and dependent on Turkey for so much, still find protection and sanctuary from a Turkish government that economically relies on a state that is trying to rehabilitate their victim-maker?.
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Migrants land on Greece’s Lesbos before Pope Francis trip

Arab News 01 Dec 2021
Twenty-nine asylum seekers landed Wednesday on the Greek island of Lesbos, four days before Pope Francis was to make a symbolic visit to the migration hotspot emblematic of Europe’s long-running refugee crisis ... Lesbos once harbored the Moria refugee camp, which was Europe’s largest until it burned down last year.
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Syrian refugees launch social media storm on Twitter

The New Arab 30 Nov 2021
Hundreds of Syrian refugees shared their stories of refuge on Twitter over the past two days under the Arabic-language hashtag "I am a refugee" ... Syrians have sought asylum on every continent but face increasing pressures to return amid rising anti-refugee sentiments in Europe, Turkey, and Lebanon, and increasingly restrictive asylum policies.
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Refugee NGOs request Pope Francis meeting in Greece

The New Arab 30 Nov 2021
Thirty-six refugee NGOs on Tuesday requested to meet Pope Francis to inform him of refugees' living conditions in Greece before his visit to Athens and migration hotspot Lesbos this weekend ... Lesbos was home to Europe's largest refugee camp until it burned down last year.
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Why the EU's consensus on Syria could be slowly unravelling

The New Arab 30 Nov 2021
Today, Turkey hosts roughly 3.6 million Syrian refugees, as well as 320,000 registered Afghans, Iraqis, and Iranians ... With this in mind, and from Europe’s viewpoint, the risk of Turkey rejecting its role as the continent’s gatekeeper only increases with more refugees – whether from Syria, Afghanistan, or elsewhere.
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Turkish extremist group Grey Wolves finds a favourable climate in Germany

Open Democracy 30 Nov 2021
More than 100 political murders in Turkey have been attributed to the group ... In all likelihood, foreign policy concerns were important in this decision, as the federal government is preoccupied with maintaining good relations with Ankara in order to keep the EU–Turkey refugee deal intact.
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After years as migrant and dangerous water crossing, Syrian crossed English Channel to forge life anew

Anadolu Agency 30 Nov 2021
Eiad left Syria in October 2012, the day he graduated from Damascus University in dentistry – one of some 6.6 million Syrians who have fled the country since the start of the Syrian civil war in 2011, according to the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR). Turkey alone hosts ...
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Turkey completes most of 'new city' for Syrian refugees

The New Arab 29 Nov 2021
Turkey has completed most of the construction for a "new city" in Syria's northwestern Idlib governorate to house Syrian refugees displaced by years of conflict in the country ... Turkey hosts more than 3.5 million Syrian refugees, which has become a major political issue in the country with some opposition parties calling for their return.
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Monthly Update of JDC’s Forced Displacement Literature Review (August 2021)

Reliefweb 29 Nov 2021
• 11.2 million people were newly displaced (or newly registered) in 2020, including 9.8 million IDPs, 305,500 refugees and 1.1 million asylum-seekers ... • With pandemic-related border closures and travel restrictions, only a limited number of refugees and IDPs were able to avail themselves of voluntary return and resettlement opportunities.
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American woman invites Afghan refugee family for Thanksgiving meal to acquaint them with US traditions

Beijing News 29 Nov 2021
An American woman invited an Afghan refugee family for a Thanksgiving meal and served a delicious turkey in an attempt to help them get acquainted with American traditions and settle down in the new country ... Nagy made a big turkey, cranberry sauce, potatoes and spinach along with ...
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Greece opens 2 more holding centres for migrants as part of tougher policy

Straits Times 28 Nov 2021
The government announced in 2019 that it would shut the five camps set up on Greek islands during the height of Europe's migration crisis, when hundreds of thousands of people, mainly Syrian refugees, arrived from Turkey on rubber boats.
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