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GREECE: 70 Migrants Rescued At Sea Off Lesbos

GREECE: 70 Migrants Rescued At Sea Off Lesbos

Hundreds of thousands of refugees entered Greece by crossing the narrow sea corridor between Lesbos and the Turkish shores last year. Since March, arrivals have fallen sharply.

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AUSTRALIA: Australian Officials Paying Boat Crews To Return People Seeking Asylum To Indonesia

AUSTRALIA: Australian Officials Paying Boat Crews To Return People Seeking Asylum To Indonesia

People smuggling is a serious crime.

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GREECE: New Refugee, Migrant Influx Worry Greek Government

GREECE: New Refugee, Migrant Influx Worry Greek Government

There is great concern within Greek government regarding the possible blow up of the agreement between the European Union and Turkey on the refugee issue.

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UK: David Davis Says New EU Migrants Could Be Sent Back Home

UK: David Davis Says New EU Migrants Could Be Sent Back Home

Davis has suggested that he would like Article 50 – which would start the process of the UK’s exit – to be triggered “before or by the beginning of next year”.

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JORDAN: Jordanian Authority Approves One-Time Delivery Of 30 Days’ Food Aid To Stranded Syrians

JORDAN: Jordanian Authority Approves One-Time Delivery Of 30 Days’ Food Aid To Stranded Syrians

Meanwhile, Jordan said the border will remain closed, arguing that its security is a priority.

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TURKEY: Syrian Refugees In Turkey Can Get Turkish Citizenship – Recep Tayyip Erdogan

TURKEY: Syrian Refugees In Turkey Can Get Turkish Citizenship – Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, “We are going to help our Syrian friends in offering them the chance, if they want it, to acquire Turkish nationality.”

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USA: 10,000 Syrian Refugees To Be Accepted In United States

USA: 10,000 Syrian Refugees To Be Accepted In United States

Stacie Blake of the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, said even the 10,000 goal fell far short of what was needed given the scale of the crisis.

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BRAZIL: Michel Temer Abandons Plans To Accept Syrian Refugees

BRAZIL: Michel Temer Abandons Plans To Accept Syrian Refugees

Since the start of the conflict, over 2,200 Syrians have settled in Brazil, the largest group of the 8,500 or so people who have claimed asylum during that period.

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SRI LANKAN: Refugee Activists Call On Southern Indian State Of Tamil Nadu To Ease Restrictions On Sri Lankan Refugees

Most refugees have refused to go back to Sri Lanka saying the government there has not come up with a clear plan for their reintegration.

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AUSTRALIA: Court Says Asylum Seeker Cannot Be Forced To Have Abortion In PNG

AUSTRALIA: Court Says Asylum Seeker Cannot Be Forced To Have Abortion In PNG

Under Australia’s hardline immigration policy, asylum seekers intercepted at sea trying to reach Australia are sent for processing to camps on Nauru and on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea.

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CANADA: $380K Refugees Fund Gambled Away By Priest

CANADA: $380K Refugees Fund Gambled Away By Priest

Father Amer Saka, at St. Joseph Chaldean Catholic Church in London, Ontario, phoned Bishop Emanuel Shaleta last month to tell him he had lost the money.

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CANADA: Government May Pay All Refugees’ Travel Costs – John McCallum Says

CANADA: Government May Pay All Refugees’ Travel Costs – John McCallum Says

“The extreme option would be for the government to pay for all travel in the future,” McCallum said. “Of course, that’s the most expensive option.”

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AUSTRALIA: Court Orders Deportation Of Asylum Infants Born In Australia

AUSTRALIA: Court Orders Deportation Of Asylum Infants Born In Australia

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull defended the ruling.

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GERMANY: German Town Sends Bus Carrying 31 Syrian Refugees To Angela Merkel’s Office

GERMANY: German Town Sends Bus Carrying 31 Syrian Refugees To Angela Merkel’s Office

“We are trying to help these people integrate. But that won’t work if this year we face another wave of one million, or even more,” mayor Dreier added.

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CANADA: Justin Trudeau Condemns Pepper Spray On Syrian Refugees

CANADA: Justin Trudeau Condemns Pepper Spray On Syrian Refugees

Trudeau condemns pepper spray attack on Syrian refugees in Vancouver.

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CANADA: Justin Trudeau Personally Welcomes Syrian Refugees

CANADA: Justin Trudeau Personally Welcomes Syrian Refugees

“We define a Canadian not by skin colour, language, religion or background, but by shared values, aspirations, hopes and dreams.” Justin Trudeau added.

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CANADA: Canadians Generous To Syrian Refugees. Can They Do Same To First Nations?

CANADA: Canadians Generous To Syrian Refugees. Can They Do Same To First Nations?

“It is a deeply embedded stereotype in Canada. When it comes to First Nations, the view is that it is our responsibility.”

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CANADA: Syrian Refugees Lukewarm Coming To Canada December 31

CANADA: Syrian Refugees Lukewarm Coming To Canada December 31

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised during the election campaign to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees by the end of the year.

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CANADA: Canadian Government Pushes Back Deadline For Accepting 25,000 Syrian Refugees

CANADA: Canadian Government Pushes Back Deadline For Accepting 25,000 Syrian Refugees

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the initial pledge part of his election campaign but a wide array of critics said the goal was unrealistic.

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CANADA: Canadians Oppose Trudeau’s Plan To Resettle 25,000 Syrian Refugees – Poll

CANADA: Canadians Oppose Trudeau’s Plan To Resettle 25,000 Syrian Refugees – Poll

More than half of Canadians (54 per cent) either moderately or strongly oppose Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s plan to bring 25,000 refugees over by Jan. 1, 2016.

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