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Many of the asylum seekers on the Greek island of Lesbos have refused to go to the new site after their camp was destroyed by a fire last week.

Many of the asylum seekers on the Greek island of Lesbos have refused to go to the new site after their camp was destroyed by a fire last week.

Afghans face Greek prosecutor over fire at migrant camp

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Afghans face Greek prosecutor over fire at migrant camp

Six Afghans, including two minors will face a prosecutor on suspicion of setting fires that destroyed Europe's largest migrant camp last week.

Moria refugee camp: A tragedy waiting to happen

Keira Dignan

Moria refugee camp: A tragedy waiting to happen

The fire that destroyed Greece's Moria refugee camp highlights the failure of a political calculus designed to create misery.

UK to open first 'migrant camp' in Kent

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UK to open first 'migrant camp' in Kent

The UK Home Office has been criticised over plans to house some 400 asylum seekers in disused army barracks near the south coast while ...

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Five residents arrested over Greek refugee camp fire: minister

A local police source said the operation had taken place on Monday on the roadside where thousands of asylum seekers have been sleeping since the camp burned down.

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Syrian gravedigger reveals details of 'Nazi-like' regime mass killings

A former gravedigger has given a German court horrifying details about the burial of tens of thousands of Assad regime torture victims in mass ...

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Greek government accuses refugees of 'burning' Moria camp

Greece accused migrants of deliberately burning their overcrowded camp last week on Lesbos island, where hundreds reluctantly moved to a new ...

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Greece to 'end' Lesbos migrant crisis within a week

Many migrants refused to enter a new 3,000-capacity camp set up by authorities at Kara Tepe, a few kilometres from the destroyed Moria camp, ...

UN calls on EU to 'share out' Lesbos migrants

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UN calls on EU to 'share out' Lesbos migrants

The UN chief Antonio Guterres said more European countries should accept migrants that have been left homeless after a devastating fire at a ...

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Teargas fired during migrant protests on Greek island

Thousands of asylum seekers have been sleeping rough on Lesbos since Wednesday when the Moria camp was destroyed in apparent arson ...

EU states to take in 400 minors from Moria

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EU states to take in 400 minors from Moria

Germany, France and eight other EU countries have offered refuge to 400 minors left homeless after a fire destroyed Greece's largest refugee camp

Thousands spend third night outside after Greek camp fire

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Thousands spend third night outside after Greek camp fire

'We've lost everything, we were abandoned, without food, water or medicine,' a Syrian asylum seeker said after spending three nights ...

HRW calls on YouTube to preserve war crimes evidence

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HRW calls on YouTube to preserve war crimes evidence

Human Rights Watch is calling for the retrieval of war crimes evidence that have been removed from social media.

Normalisation with Israel would betray Sudan's refugees

Suraya Dadoo

Normalisation with Israel would betray Sudan's refugees

Comment: As Sudan seeks to appease Washington through normalising ties with Israel, any such deal would be betray its own people as well as ...

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Moving Moria migrants is humanitarian imperative: Red Cross

Thousands of migrants left homeless by the Lesbos fire must be evacuated to mainland Greece, the Red Cross said.

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Greece races to shelter migrants after Lesbos camp fire

Fires on the Greek island destroyed a camp hosting more than 10,000 asylum seekers, but locals oppose the construction of new tents or ...

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Greece's main migrant camp gutted by huge blaze

Migrants in the camp have endured months of lockdowns as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, with access severely restricted.

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Cyprus sends team to stop refugees fleeing Lebanon

Cyprus said it will send a team to Lebanon to help authorities stop boats with migrants including from war-torn Syria heading for the ...

UK judge refuses plea to dismiss new Assange allegations

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UK judge refuses plea to dismiss new Assange allegations

Lawyers for Julian Assange failed to persuade a British judge to throw out new US allegations against him, as he resumed his fight to avoid ...

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Stranded 'Banksy boat' migrants board quarantine ship off Italy

Over 350 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean last week have boarded a quarantine ship in order to undergo Covid-19 checks before being allowed ...

Syrian refugees still 'finding their way' in Sweden

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Syrian refugees still 'finding their way' in Sweden

Sweden - traditionally homogenous and now with a high-skilled labour market - can be challenging for refugees arriving from war-torn countries.

Sudan rebels agree key peace deal: state news agency

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Sudan rebels agree key peace deal: state news agency

The Sudan Revolutionary Front reportedly agreed to a peace deal with the government that could put an end to a 17-year conflict.

In Turkey, lake turns into graveyard for migrants

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In Turkey, lake turns into graveyard for migrants

Migrants who cannot find a boat are forced to walk for days under the blazing sun, cutting across fields to get around checkpoints.

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