18 Jun 2021

Myanmar coup displaces thousands as global refugee numbers rise

In 2020, a record of 82.4 million people have been displaced around the world. Approximately 680,000 people were from Myanmar following an ethnic conflict and a military coup. 200,000 people were added to the Internally Displaced People numbers in Myanmar since February. Kaya and kayin were home of most of

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02 Apr 2021

Venezuelan military offensive sends thousands fleeing, recharging one of the world’s worst refugee crises

A campaign by Venezuelan military near the western border is causing a new wave of refugees. Thousands are defying the pandemic to pack into makeshift camps in Arauquita, Colombia. The Venezuelan refugees represent the world’s second largest group of internationally displaced people. The mounting tensions between left-wing Venezuela and right-wing

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30 Mar 2021

Thailand pushes back thousands fleeing Myanmar as death toll surpasses 500

More than 2,000 refugees attempting to flee Myanmar have been pushed back by Thailand. A string of air strikes in the southeast of Myanmar have led to an increase of refugees. Over 2,000 people are now hiding in the jungle and are internally displaced after being pushed back into Myanmar

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17 Nov 2020

Ethiopia says it has seized another Tigray town as conflict embroils Eritrea

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has provided an update on the ongoing conflict between Ethiopian rebels in the Tigray region and the government forces as the conflict recently spilled over to include Eritrea. Ahmed stated that they had captured another town within the Tigray region in an attempt to fight

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09 Sep 2020

Fire Destroys Greece’s Moria Camp on Lesbos

A destructive fire originating from an unknown source has destroyed the largest refugee camp in Greece, the overpopulated Moria facility on the small island of Lesbos. Migrants were evacuated amidst the flames, suffering smoke exposure injuries. Law enforcement has blocked off roads leading from the camp into nearby towns to

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13 Mar 2020

EU to give migrants in Greece €2,000 to go home

Greece’s overcrowded camps among the Greek islands have called for extreme measures. EU is now willing to offer €2,000 ($2,225) to 5,000 migrants who are willing to return home to safe eligible residencies. EU Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson announced that the Greek Government was willing to open this offer

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25 Apr 2019

UN evacuates 325 refugees out of Tripoli as clashes continue

While the battle for Tripoli between renegade commander Khalifa Haftar’s troops and forces loyal to the internationally recognized Libyan government in Tripoli rages on, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Wednesday evacuated 325 refugees from a UN detention centre located at the southern edge of the capital.

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20 Dec 2018

How Berlin’s Arabic-origin crime clans are targeting refugees

Many of Berlin crime organizations known as “clans” were started by refugees of the Lebanon war in the 1980s, mostly Arabic and Kurdish-origin extended-family networks that control a huge chunk of the city’s drug trade, prostitution, and protection. These gangs work alongside or in competition with several homegrown, Eastern European,

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20 Nov 2018

Germany plans to fast-track deportations of failed asylum-seekers

Years after Germany accepted nearly 900,000 refugees in 2015 alone as part of Merkel’s open-door policy, the country continues to work on the practical aspects of sorting and integrating or expelling asylum-seekers and other immigrants. Most recently, the German Interior Ministry announced plans to accelerate the deportation of failed asylum

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13 Nov 2018

Venezuela inflation rate hits 830,000%, refugee and migrant numbers reach 3 million

New figures indicate that inflation in Venezuela has hit 830,000% and IMF projections estimate numbers beyond 1 million percent by the end of the year, causing further “collapse in economic activity, hyperinflation, and increasing deterioration,” which will lead to “intensifying spillover effects on neighboring countries.” Bonuses for state employees distributed

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