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Exactly half of Germans are concerned that the strong increase in asylum seekers is overwhelming them

Exactly half of Germans are concerned that the strong increase in asylum seekers is overwhelming them

Half of Germans are concerned the surging number of asylum seekers in the country is overwhelming them and authorities, a survey showed on Thursday, underlining widespread unease about the country’s ability to cope with an unprecedented influx. Germany is the European Union’s biggest recipient of asylum seekers, with the number expected to quadruple to 800,000 […]

Independent takes the decision to publish sobering photographs of the human cost of the current refugee crisis

Independent takes the decision to publish sobering photographs of the human cost of the current refugee crisis

The pictures show a small boy lying face down in the sand on a Turkish beach as an official stands over him. The child, who is thought to be Syrian, has drowned in an apparent attempt to flee the war ravaging his country. They are extraordinary images and serve as a stark reminder that, as […]

Clashes in Central African Republic Force Thousands to Seek Refuge At UN Peacekeeping Base

Clashes in Central African Republic Force Thousands to Seek Refuge At UN Peacekeeping Base

Clashes between rival militias in the past few days have forced several thousand people to flee their homes in the Central African Republic (CAR) town of Bambari and seek shelter at a former cotton factory inside the compound of the United Nations peacekeeping mission, the UN refugee agency said today. “We are extremely concerned by […]

UN Agency Assists Nigeria’s Neighbours As Escalating Violence Sparks Waves of Refugees

UN Agency Assists Nigeria’s Neighbours As Escalating Violence Sparks Waves of Refugees

The United Nations refugee agency today expressed concern about the escalating violence in and around Nigeria and its impact on the situation of Nigerian refugees in surrounding host countries, including a shrinking humanitarian space in which they can seek asylum. “We salute the generosity and humanitarian spirit of Cameroon, Chad and Niger in opening their […]

Survey On the Situation of Syrian and Libyan Refugees in Tunisia

Survey On the Situation of Syrian and Libyan Refugees in Tunisia

The number of Syrians who stay presently, in tunisia stands, according to the results of a survey on the children of the Syrian and Libyan communities in Tunisia, between 9,000 and 12,000. According to the same source, the number if Libyans who live in Tunisia is estimated between 200,000 and 250,000 persons. Please follow and […]

Greece at ‘risk of bloodshed’ as latest spike in new Afghan, Syrian arrivals hits Kos island

Greece at ‘risk of bloodshed’ as latest spike in new Afghan, Syrian arrivals hits Kos island

Overwhelmed police on the Greek island of Kos beat migrants with truncheons and sprayed them with fire extinguishers as its mayor warned of a “bloodbath” if the crisis gets worse. Amid mounting tensions across Europe over the spike in new arrivals, Germany’s police union called for a scrapping of Europe’s visa-free Schengen travel zone. Meanwhile, […]

Algerian Red Crescent to Send Humanitarian Aid to Sahrawi Refugees

Algerian Red Crescent to Send Humanitarian Aid to Sahrawi Refugees

The Algerian Red Crescent (CRA) has decided to send humanitarian aid to the Sahrawi refugees consisting of a large quantity of foodstuffs and medicines, said Sunday CRA’s President Saida Benhabyles. CRA will grant humanitarian aid of 316 tonnes of foodstuffs and a large quantity of medicines, said Benhabyles in a press conference held jointly with […]

Who Is Fleeing Africa for Europe?

Who Is Fleeing Africa for Europe?

Thousands of Africans are undertaking the perilous journey across the Mediterranean in pursuit of a better life. We take a look at their countries of origin and reasons for their flight. It is once again that time of the year when the Mediterranean Sea is awash with people fleeing their home countries. The risks involved […]

Boko Haram – 12,000 Nigerians Return From Cameroon

Boko Haram – 12,000 Nigerians Return From Cameroon

No fewer than 12,000 Nigerians, mostly from Borno state, who fled insurgency attacks in their communities to the Republic of Cameroun, have started arriving home through the border post in Sahuda, Mubi South, Adamawa State. National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) information officer Sani Datti said yesterday that the returnees were currently being screened by the […]

More People Flee to Mauritania to Escape Insecurity in Northern Mali

More People Flee to Mauritania to Escape Insecurity in Northern Mali

Almost 400 people fleeing a renewed outbreak of fighting in northern Mali have sought refuge in Mauritania over the last few months. Most of the newcomers seeking asylum come from the Nampala area. Since the beginning of the conflict in 2012, largely between Tuareg MNLA fighters and government forces, the inhabitants of this area have […]

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