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Suspected Trafficker Held as Over 1,500 Migrants Arrive in Italy 3.7.2015 newindianexpress.com
Mamdouo Lo is the 67th alleged human trafficker to be arrested by Italian police this year.
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Nicholas Winton is dead at 106; saved children from the holocaust 2.7.2015 TOI: All Headlines
Nicholas Winton is dead at 106; saved children from the holocaust
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Syrian conflict forces children to provide for families: Unicef 2.7.2015 All News-IANS Stories
In four years of the civil war in Syria, many children have become the backbone of many families who fled the conflict and are living as refugees in neighbouring countries, the Unicef said on Thursday.
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Over 1,500 migrants arrive in Italy, trafficker held 2.7.2015 All News-IANS Stories
Ragusa, July 2 (IANS/AKI) Italian police arrested a suspected Senegalese human trafficker who skippered a rubber dingy, carrying 111 passengers across the Strait of Sicily on Thursday, as more than 1,500 asylum-seekers arrived in Italy.
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Syrian conflict forces children to provide for families: Unicef 2.7.2015 New Kerala: World News
Geneva, July 2 : In four years of the civil war in Syria, many children have become the backbone of many families who fled the conflict and are living as refugees in neighbouring countries, the Unicef said on Thursday.
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UN agency that supports Palestinian refugees faces funding crisis 2.7.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

UN Relief and Works Agency says it will run out of money in September, jeopardising its ability to cater for people in Yarmouk camp near Damascus

The UN agency that supports Palestinian refugees is facing its biggest funding crisis since it was set up in 1948, jeopardising its ability to educate a new generation of children and to cater for the most destitute people in the Yarmouk camp near Damascus.

The UN Relief and Works Agency said it will run out of money in September because of a $100m (£64m) gap in its funding. Its commissioner general, Pierre Krähenbühl, is in London on Friday to try and secure funding from donors, including the EU and the UK government.

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Over 1,500 migrants arrive in Italy, trafficker held 2.7.2015 New Kerala: World News
Ragusa, July 2 : Italian police arrested a suspected Senegalese human trafficker who skippered a rubber dingy, carrying 111 passengers across the Strait of Sicily on Thursday, as more than 1,500 asylum-seekers arrived in Italy.
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UN urges 'people-centred' approach to migrants and refugees in Southeast Asia 2.7.2015 Sify News
New York, July 2(IBNS) Several senior United Nations officials on Wednesdaystrongly urged Southeast Asian countries to back a “people-centred” approach to migration by, among others, expanding avenues for safe and legal migration, while stepping up law enforcement to put a stop to human trafficking.
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173 Uighur refugees arrive in Turkey from Thailand 2.7.2015 Hindu: International
A total of 173 people from the minority Chinese Muslim community of Uighurs have arrived in Turkey from Thailand, where they were being held after fleeing China, a Turkey-based Uighur group said o...
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More than 100 asylum seekers to walk free after detention system quashed 2.7.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

About 800 cases to be reviewed after immigration minister orders system to be put on hold following court of appeal decision it was ‘structurally unfair’

More than 100 asylum seekers locked up in immigration detention centres are expected to be released as a result of the immediate suspension of the Home Office’s “fast-track” detention system, ministers have announced.

About 800 cases will be reviewed after the immigration minister, James Brokenshire, ordered the temporary suspension of the system.

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UN urges 'people-centred' approach to migrants and refugees in Southeast Asia 2.7.2015 New Kerala: World News
New York, July 2: Several senior United Nations officials on Wednesdaystrongly urged Southeast Asian countries to back a "people-centred" approach to migration by, among others, expanding avenues for safe and legal migration, while stepping up law enforcement to put a stop to human trafficking.
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Funding shortfall forces UN agency to make cuts in food aid to Syrian refugees 2.7.2015 New Kerala: World News
New York, July 2 : A severe lack of funding is forcing the United Nations to implement deeper cuts in food assistance to vulnerable Syrian refugees across Lebanon and Jordan, the Organization has confirmed.
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Hungary government condemned over anti-immigration drive 2.7.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Activists accuse Fidesz party of stoking xenophobia to divert attention from escalating poverty and corruption scandals

What came first – the refugees or the rhetoric? In Hungary, suddenly one of Europe’s most anti-immigration nations with its billboards and planned border fence, it’s hard to say.

Certainly public opinion has swung against migrants in a year when a record 61,000 asylum seekers have entered Hungary. A poll in April found that 46% of Hungarians classified themselves as anti-immigrant, more than three times higher than in the early 1990s when polling began.

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'Poles don't want immigrants. They don't understand them, don't like them' 2.7.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Poland accepts few refugees and has been little affected by the crisis in Europe, yet its views on immigration are among the most pungent on the continent

“We don’t want terrorists here,” the Polish pensioner says, when asked about EU plans to resettle refugees more broadly across the continent. “Have you seen what they’re doing in the west?”

It’s a popular view here, if a baffling one. Poland is little affected by the refugee crisis in Europe, and accepts vanishingly small numbers of migrants. And yet the country has some of the most pungent views on immigration on the continent. A recent survey for the television station TVN found that two-thirds of Poles share the same hostility towards immigrants expressed by the Warsaw grandmother cited above.

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Pakistan's draft resolution on Myanmar is filled with factual errors 2.7.2015 Oneindia.in: News
A draft resolution against Myanmar tabled at the United Nations Humar Rights Council by Pakistan is filled with factual errors. The Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) states that Pakistan's draft resolution against Myanmar tabled at the United Nations Human Rights
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Serco: Can Winston Churchill’s grandson save the fallen outsourcing giant? And is it worth saving? | Sam Knight 2.7.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Serco capitalised on decades of government privatisation before scandal and mismanagement made it a poster-child for the dangers of outsourcing. Now it’s struggling for survival Serco used to be the biggest company you had never heard of. For three decades it grew in the borderlands between the state and society, the government and us. Its name stands for “service company” and Serco, which combined great ambition with a desire to be unseen, wanted to be everywhere and nowhere at the same time. It was as much a formula as a company: a way to implement outsourced public services on behalf of governments, but with the elan of a restless entrepreneur. It didn’t matter what the service was, where it had to happen, or to whom it was delivered. Serco started out operating radars in Yorkshire and traffic lights in London, but it came to work with schoolchildren and doctors, commuters and prisoners, pilots and refugees. It was designed to be limitless, and to grow for ever. At its peak, Serco had a workforce of ...
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Holocaust hero dies at 106: Nicolas Winton 2.7.2015 FirstPost: World

He was just a 29-year-old clerk at the London Stock Exchange when he faced the challenge of a lifetime. Traveling with a friend to Czechoslovakia in 1938, as the drums of impending war echoed around Europe, Nicholas Winton was hit by a key realization.

The post Holocaust hero dies at 106: Nicolas Winton appeared first on Firstpost.

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Trafficker gets 18 years in jail over Italian shipwreck that killed 366 migrants 2.7.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Khaled Bensalem, 36, has been convicted by a Sicilian court of causing the 2013 shipwreck and the deaths of mainly Eritrean passengers

An Italian court on Wednesday found a man guilty of trafficking migrants and sentenced him to 18 years in jail for contributing to a 2013 shipwreck that killed 366 people, a judicial source said.

A court in Agrigento, Sicily, convicted 36-year-old Tunisian Khaled Bensalem of causing the 2013 shipwreck and the deaths of the mainly Eritrean passengers, and aiding illegal immigration, the source at the Agrigento prosecutor’s office said.

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Denmark to slash benefits for asylum seekers in attempt to deter refugees 2.7.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest
  • New rightwing government to cut benefits by almost half come September
  • Those who assimilate will be given monthly bonus, integration minister says

Denmark’s new rightwing government said on Wednesday it would slash benefits for asylum seekers to bring down the number of refugees coming to the country.

“The effect will hopefully be that fewer asylum seekers come to Denmark,” integration minister Inger Stojberg said at a press conference.

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‘137,000 refugees, migrants crossed Mediterranean’ 2.7.2015 Asian Age: International
A record 137,000 people made the perilous journey across the Mediterranean to Europe in the first half of 2015, most of them fleeing war, conflict and persecution, the United Nations said Wednesday “Europe is living through a maritime refugee crisis of historic proportions,” the UN refugee agency warned in a report, adding that the number of people making the crossing swelled 83 per cent in the first six months of 2015 compared to a year earlier. The situation is expected to worsen as more clement summer weather allows ruthless people smugglers to dispatch more people on the dangerous crossing, often in rickety boats and at the mercy of human traffickers. The immigration crisis is a burning issue for the EU, where member states have been wrangling over the best ways to tackle human trafficking and arguing over how to share the burden of helping new arrivals, many of them ill, starving and destitute. The soaring numbers arriving in Italy and Greece, before moving on to other northern European states in ...
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