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Angela Merkel appeals to Turkey to stop fresh wave of Syrian refugees

The Independent reports: “The German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that she was “not just appalled, but horrified” by Russian attacks on Syrian civilians that have created a fresh wave of refugees, as she asked Turkey to make sure they … Continue reading

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Migrants killed as boat capsizes off Malaysian coast

The Sydney Morning Herald reports: “A boat carrying dozens of migrants has sunk in rough seas in the Malacca Strait off Malaysia, killing at least 14 people, according to Malaysian rescuers. The tragedy has reignited fears about a new wave … Continue reading

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Germany expecting 800,000 migrants this year, 4 times as many as 2014

The Star reports: “Germany may receive as many as 800,000 people fleeing war and poverty this year, about quadruple last year’s number, as Europe’s refugee crisis forces policy-makers to shift attention from Greece’s debt woes. With Syria and the Balkans … Continue reading

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More than 4 million refugees have fled Syria’s civil war

The L.A. Times reports on the number of Syrian refugees who have fled abroad due to the civil war: With no end in sight to Syria’s civil war, the number of people who have fled to neighboring countries has surpassed … Continue reading

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Winter Storm Takes Toll on Refugees in Lebanon

The Wall Street Journal reports on the plight facing Syrian refugees living in Lebanon after a winter storm hit the area earlier this month: One of the strongest winter storms in the Middle East in a decade has left hundreds … Continue reading

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Bulgaria ‘Unable to Receive More Refugees’ – Deputy PM Kalfin

Novinite reports on comments made by Bulgaria’s deputy Prime Minister on the situation facing his country in regards to refugees: Bulgaria must state very clearly it has no capacity to accept more refugees, the country’s Deputy PM and Social Policy … Continue reading

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Cynical Europe, ‘ghost ships’ and the largest refugee crisis since WWII

This report by Deutsche Welle illustrates the situation in Italy in recent months as it faces an influx of refugees fleeing from conflict in the Middle East: “We are alone, there is no one, help us!” These were the words … Continue reading

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Asylum claims from Syria, Iraq and other conflict zones rise in first half 2014

This article on the UNHCR website highlights the growth in numbers of asylum seekers from conflict-stricken parts of the world in early 2014: A UNHCR report released on Friday shows that the number of people seeking refugee status in industrialized … Continue reading

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Has the great climate change migration already begun?

This article from the Guardian discusses the growing phenomenon of climate refugees: The island paradise is under attack. Thanks to destabilizing forces of climate change – rising sea levels and strengthening storms, particularly – some of Earth’s most picturesque locations … Continue reading

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