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German Chancellor Angela Merkel Blasts EU Member States That Turn Their Back on Asylum Seekers

Expressing her frustration with EU member states that refuse to share the burden of accepting refugees, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said history will judge Europe harshly if it fails to follow international law regarding asylum seekers. Chancellor Merkel’s blunt criticism...

Australian Lifesaver Travels to Greek Island to Rescue Refugees

Simon Lewis, an Australian volunteer lifesaver from Melbourne is traveling to Greece, to participate in the efforts to rescue refugees, attempting to reach the Greek island of Lesvos. Over the last year, thousands of migrants and refugees have lost their...

EU to Use Drones, Submarines to Combat Migrant Smugglers

The European Union will use submarines, warships, drones and helicopters in an operation to gather intelligence on gangs who smuggle thousands of asylum-seekers to Europe from Libya, officials said on Monday. EU foreign ministers agreed at a meeting in Luxembourg...

Amnesty International Warns Over Racism Incidents and Police Brutality in Greece

Its annual global report on the state of human rights for 2014 published Non Governmental Organization (NGO) Amnesty International that focuses on human rights and currently has more than seven million members and supporters across the globe. The report highlighted...

UN Fretful Over Immigrant Attacks in Greece

United Nations High Commissioner of Human Rights Navi Pillay says her agency is deeply concerned about recent attacks on immigrants and asylum seekers in Greece and other countries. She said there is increasing discrimination against immigrants, especially in countries hit...

Amnesty Protests Greek Plan To Round Up Migrants, Asylum-seekers

Amnesty International has described as "deeply alarming" the Greek government's move to round up and detain irregular migrants and asylum-seekers, including those suspected of carrying infectious diseases such as HIV. Those considered vulnerable to such diseases, based on their country...