Age of child asylum seekers questioned

Age of child asylum seekers questioned

Conservative MP for Monmouth, David Davies, has suggested that children seeking asylum in the UK may not be under the age of 18. Mr. Davies is not the only one to question the age of asylum seekers; UKIP MEP Jane Collins tweeted that those arriving from the Jungle camp in...

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UEFA to host refugee football tournament

As many as 120 refugees and asylum seekers in Switzerland will compete in a football tournament set to begin on the 14th of September. 16 teams of 10 players each, mostly from Ethiopia and Eritrea, as well as Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and, West Africa, will take part. “Sport, and in...

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EU agrees €3 billion deal with Turkey to halt “irregular migration”

EU agrees €3 billion deal with Turkey to halt “irregular migration”

After meeting with the Turkish government, European Council President Donald Tusk has agreed a deal which aims to stop “the flow of irregular migration via Turkey to Europe”.   In a statement, Tusk explained that the Turkey-EU deal ensures the mutual “commitment” to the “joint action plan activated on 29th...

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World’s first climate change asylum seeker deported

New Zealand has deported a man seeking to be the world’s first ‘climate change refugee’. On Wednesday 23rd September Ioane Teitiota, 40, was flown back to the South Pacific nation of Kiribati, a low-lying island succumbing to rapidly rising sea levels, extreme weather conditions, and pollution. New Zealand’s highest court...

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