Nordic politicians look to EU for border solutions
“Nordic politicians want to reinstate passport-free travel between their countries, but rather than proposing regional solutions, most argue that nothing can be done until the EU solves the migrant crisis.”
Read the full article at the EU Observer.
EU asylum applications from unaccompanied children in 2015 increase 303% from 2014
The news come from the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.
Over the past six months, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism has been aggregating unpublished statistics from the 17 European governments (15 member states + Norway and Switzerland) in an attempt to build a comprehensive picture detailing the scale of migration among unaccompanied minors during last year’s refugee crisis.
You can find all the date in the Bureau’s Infographic
Overcrowding in refugee housing now an issue
An Associated Press survey has found that at least three of Germany’s 16 states have lowered their requirements for refugee shelters, including for the minimum amount of space given to each refugee. Six states had no minimum requirements or said it was up to inspectors to approve conditions on a case-by-case basis.
Read more here.
UK to take in up to 3,000 vulnerable child refugees
By Lizzie Dearden.
The UK is to take in up to 3,000 more child refugees after months of calls to help the youngest and most vulnerable migrants risking their lives to reach safety.The Government hailed the programme, which will come on top of a previous pledge to welcome 20,000 Syrians, as one of the world’s largest resettlement programme for children.
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