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May 12, 2015, by Jamie Dettmer of VOANews

Turkish authorities have tightened controls, ending their open-door policy for Syrian refugees and making it more difficult for Syrians to enter Turkey and for international journalists to cover the war. […]

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Italy, Greece straining under influx of migrants

April 17, 2015, by Zlatica Hoke of VOANews

Conflict and poverty in Africa and the Middle East and other parts of the world are creating waves of refuges, ready to risk their lives to escape mis ...

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Asylum applications in Bulgaria increase, but still less than EU average

March 20, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

The number of asylum applications in Bulgaria in 2014 was eight per cent higher than in 2013, but the increase was much lower than the massive jump ac ...

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Head of Bulgaria’s Harmanli refugee centre dismissed

March 5, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

The head of Bulgaria’s State Agency for Refugees, Nikola Kazakov, has fired the director of the Harmanli refugee centre, Marko Petrov. The order ...


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    Bulgaria to reimpose curfew in all refugee shelters
    January 30, 2015, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    Bulgaria will reintroduce a curfew at all refugee shelters in the country within a few days, State Agency for Refugees head Nikola Kazakov said on January 29. Kazakov headed the […]

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    Two more refugee centres to be built in southern Bulgaria
    January 19, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Two more refugee centres will be built in southern Bulgaria, with an information campaign to be conducted to persuade residents of the area to accept their presence. Nikola Kazakov, returned […]

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    Global action urged to stop migrant ‘ghost ships’
    January 7, 2015, by Lisa Schlein of VOANews

    The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is calling for action to stop the use of so-called ghost ships to transport migrants across the Mediterranean Sea to Europe. IOM says it […]