All posts tagged Syrian refugees

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November 27, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

The migration flow into Bulgaria has practically stopped in recent weeks, Interior Minister Roumyana Buchvarova said during Question Time in the National Assembly on November 27. However, the state has […]

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Migrant arrivals in Europe in 2015 approach 900 000 mark

November 27, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

The number of migrants, including refugees, that have arrived in Europe by land and sea since the beginning of 2015 is more than 898 000, according to ...

Syrian refugee Mohamed his wife Fatima and their two babies wait in Serbia to cross into Croatia Photo UNHCR Mark Henley

UN Secretary-General: New European border restrictions on refugees, migrants violate human rights

November 25, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has warned Balkan states that border restrictions based on a refugee’s or migrant’s nationality infri ...


Human Rights Watch: Syrians pushed back at Turkish border

November 24, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

Turkey has all but closed its borders to Syrian asylum seekers and is summarily pushing back Syrians detected as they try to cross, Human Rights Wa ...

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    Refugees scramble to reach Europe before winter
    October 20, 2015, by Lisa Schlein of VOANews

    The U.N. refugee agency, UNHCR, reports a spike in arrivals in Greece as a result of a last minute scramble by refugees and migrants to get to Europe before winter […]

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    Surge in migrant arrivals in Greece – IOM
    October 16, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Since the beginning of October 2015, more than 68 000 migrants have now crossed into Greece, with most – close to 42 000 – arriving on the island of Lesvos, […]

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    EU, Turkey reach deal to stem migrant crisis
    October 16, 2015, by VOANews

    The European Union states have approved an action plan with Turkey in hopes of easing the flow of migrants to Europe. Even as the leaders debated the plan at a […]