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Syrian Asylum Seekers Cease Standoff in France

“Syrians Seeking Asylum End Standoff in France,” by Dan Bilefsky for the New York Times: A three-day standoff between security forces in the French port of Calais and several dozen Syrians ended Friday evening when the Syrians backed down, a … Continue reading

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Bulgarian Refugee Chief Fired for Poor Handling of Syrian Refugee Influx

“Bulgarian refugee chief fired amid Syrian influx,” from the BBC: The head of Bulgaria’s refugee agency has been dismissed as the EU country struggles to cope with increasing numbers fleeing the conflict in Syria. Nikola Kazakov was fired by Bulgarian … Continue reading

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Many Obstacles for Syrian Refugees in Europe

“No welcome mat for Syrians in Europe,” from IRIN: The human exodus from Syria started with a trickle in the latter half of 2011 that became a steady stream in 2012, and turned into a flood in 2013. The UN … Continue reading

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75 Syrian Refugees Disappear from Shelter

“75 Syrian refugees disappear from shelter,” from the Local: On Sunday authorities in the north German state of Schleswig-Holstein pulled over a coach and found 85 Syrian refugees, among them 30 children, thought to have paid Italian smugglers to take … Continue reading

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Spain-Melilla Border Entry Doubles

“Illegal Spain-Meililla border entry bids double,” from AFP: The number of people who have tried to illegally cross the border that separates the Spanish territory of Melilla from Morocco has nearly doubled this year but most fail to make it … Continue reading

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