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Indians open to helping victims of war but oppose influx of refugees, reveals Ipsos survey

About 70 per cent of Indians feel that the mass influx of refugees is mostly for economic reasons and most of them are poverty stricken and want to avail the welfare schemes in India.

Greek minister urges migrants to leave border, return to camps

Tens of thousands of refugees and migrants, mainly from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, are stuck in Greece from when Balkan countries shut their borders in 2016. That route was the main passage way to northern Europe.


Here is why this photo of a 2-year-old crying is going viral

Photographer John Moore's viral photo shows a 2-year-old girl crying as her mother stood beside her. The young Honduran girl's mother was being frisked and body-searched (after which she was detained) when he took this picture.

At least 46 migrants dead after boat sinks off Tunisian coast

Human traffickers increasingly use Tunisia as a launch pad for migrants heading to Europe as Libya's coast guard, aided by armed groups, has tightened controls.

More than two million new refugees this year, says UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Calling for more international cooperation and support to address the crisis, Grandi pointed to the dire needs of the more than half a million Rohingya Muslims who crossed into Bangladesh from Myanmar since August 25.

Donald Trump plans to slash US refugee admissions

The US welcomed 84,995 in fiscal year 2016, and former President Barack Obama had wanted to raise that number to 110,000 in 2017.


Watching refugee crises through the eyes of children

Three-quarters of all children fleeing to Europe are victims of exploitation and human trafficking, says UNICEF. But it’s not enough to offer better protection to these vulnerable people. Instead, the focus must be on eliminating the reasons that push them to flee in the first place, says Alexander Freund.

Armed group stopping migrant boats leaving Libya

Another shift in recent weeks has been a clampdown on smuggling of Bangladeshi and North African migrants through Tripoli's Mitiga airport, after a militia that controlled the trade was forced out by a GNA-aligned armed group at the start of July.

Fact check: World's refugee and displacement crisis hits record high

A record 65.6 million people were forcibly displaced at the end of 2016

French presidential elections 2017: From Macron to Le Pen, EU woes to Islamic terrorism. Everything you need to know

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Greece: Tsipras urges EU states to 'behave responsibly' towards refugee crisis

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras slammed Europe’s response to the ongoing refugee crisis while addressing the Greek parliament in Athens, Wednesday. “We have to admit that so far, the way Europe is handling the refugee crisis is disappointing. It is clear today that some fail to understand that either our common rules apply to all […]