Tag Archives: UNHCR

Bring Me Your Huddled Masses

“Bring me your huddled masses,” from the Economist: Nine countries host most of the world’s refugees. None of them is wealthy. All border war zones, from Syria to South Sudan. The simplest way for rich countries to help the poor … Continue reading

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Czech Republic Accused of Violating Migrant Rights, UN Says

“U.N. Accuses Czech Republic of Violating Migrant Rights,” by Russell Goldman for the New York Times: The United Nations accused the Czech Republic of violating the rights of hundreds of migrants, mostly from Syria, who were detained in “reprehensible” and … Continue reading

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120,000 Migrants To Be Distributed Among EU Member States

“Plan on Migrants Strains the Limits of Europe’s Unity,” by Steven Erlanger and James Kanter for the New York Times: After weeks of indecision, the European Union voted on Tuesday to distribute 120,000 asylum seekers among member states, a plan … Continue reading

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European Unity Tested by Refugee Crises

“Migrant Crises Pulls at European Unity,” by Simon Nixon for the Wall Street Journal: The European project is in deep trouble. It was already in trouble following the Greek debt crisis and facing major challenges in the shape of the … Continue reading

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UNHCR Expects 3,000 Migrants Per Day in Balkans and Greece

“UNHCR urges human treatment for refugees, urges collective action on issue,” from UNHCR: The UN refugee agency stressed on Tuesday that it was working closely with the Serb authorities to help meet the needs of more than 10,000 refugees and … Continue reading

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