New detention centres at the external EU borders

Greece is building pre-removal detention facilities on the Aegean islands with the aim of accelerating the implementation of the EU-Turkey statement. These will be separate from the Reception and Identification Centres on the hotspots where newly arrived refugees and migrants are initially detained.

Balkan Migration Route: Ongoing Story

BELGRADE - Countries in the Western Balkans have been since May 2015 on the forefront of international migrant crisis. At this part of colloquially named “Balkan migration route”, displaced persons have mostly arrived from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, fleeing war or political prosecution....

Huge pro-refugee protest in Barcelona

Spain has only taken in eleven hundred refugees, despite promising to accept seventeen thousand as Syria’s vicious civil war and other violent conflicts rage on. On Saturday around 160,000 people took to the streets of Barcelona in protest.

While Others Saw Refugees, This German Professor Saw Human Potential

It's easy to feel overwhelmed by the size of the refugee problem confronting the world today. According to the U.N. Refugee Agency, more than 30,000 people are forced to flee their homes every day because of conflict or persecution. But one energetic university professor in Germany decided that...