France: The number of asylum applications has reached record levels in 2023, and Afghans are at the forefront

February 18, 2024

The French Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless Persons (Ofpra) announced that it had received “142,500 applications for international protection, including 123,400 asylum applications for the first time” during the year 2023, which represents an unprecedented increase in the number of asylum applications in France. Afghans represented the largest number of asylum seekers […]

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The decline of democracy forces them to flee… 17 Tunisian immigrants are missing off the shores of Italy

February 15, 2024

Tunisian authorities considered at least 17 Tunisians missing after they boarded a boat to immigrate to Italy. Reuters reported, citing Tunisian authorities, that among the missing were two minor children and a woman. Those fleeing Tunisia were considered illegal immigrants, while a Tunisian activist explained that the increase in illegal immigration from Tunisia comes as […]

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The European far-right is “reviewing” its positions on immigration due to the need for 43 million public workers

February 4, 2024

Media outlets reported that despite the strict laws issued by European countries to obstruct the flow of immigrants, the right and extreme right are currently reviewing their positions on immigration, under pressure from businessmen, noting that the Italian Prime Minister and the Hungarian Prime Minister are allowing the reception of new immigrants after having built […]

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Following an attempt to reach Italy: 40 Tunisians lost in the Mediterranean

February 1, 2024

The Tunisian Coast Guard announced that about forty Tunisian irregular migrants, who were trying to reach Italy by sea, had been missing for 5 days, while the International Organization for Migration indicated that the number of people who drowned in the Mediterranean Sea while trying to reach Europe increased during the year 2023 by 60 […]

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Despite the human rights rejection, Cyprus renews its demands for the EU to declare Syria a safe zone

January 29, 2024

The Greek island of Cyprus has renewed its demands to the European Union Commission to consider Syria a safe zone, in light of the continued influx of refugees into its territory, while the United Nations and human rights bodies insist that the conditions in Syria do not allow enabling or facilitating the return of refugees. […]

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A huge surge in the number of asylum seekers in Germany for the third year in a row, and Syrians are at the top

January 17, 2024

The number of people who applied for asylum in Germany last year, 2023, rose to 351,915, an increase of 51.1% compared to the previous year, despite the strict measures taken by the Berlin government recently to stop the flow of refugees. The German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees said on Monday, January 9, that […]

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Bulgaria arrests 18,000 migrants who tried to cross the border during 2023, most of them Syrians

January 15, 2024

The Bulgarian Ministry of Interior announced the arrest of 18,008 immigrants from non-European Union nationals between January 1 and November 2023, in an attempt to limit the flow of asylum seekers to Europe. The Ministry explained in a statement on January 4 that this number represents an increase of 15.4% compared to 2022. Syrians make […]

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355,000 irregular migrants have arrived in the EU during 2023

January 3, 2024

The year 2023 witnessed a record number of irregular migrants arriving in European Union countries, which recorded the arrival of 355,300 migrants, the highest number since 2016, while the central Mediterranean was the busiest migration route in 2023, according to data from the European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Borders […]

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A slight increase over previous years
The EU will provide international protection for about 60,000 refugees over the next year

January 1, 2024

A senior EU official said that in 2024 and 2025, the Union will allow the entry of more than 60,000 of the most vulnerable refugees. This is a slight increase compared to previous years, while the official rejected criticism that the EU is more welcoming to Ukrainians than others. European Union Commissioner for Home Affairs […]

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In cooperation with the EU
Italy launches a project to support marginalized migrants in 16 cities

December 19, 2023

Italy has launched a project to form a network between different municipalities, to provide assistance to vulnerable and socially marginalized migrants in Italian cities. The European Union is financing the project through the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund, amid human rights criticism of “terrible slowdown” on the part of Rome and Milan in the process […]

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German Integration Commissioner criticizes a government decision to end the sponsorship and family reunification program starting next year

December 17, 2023

A government source announced that the “sponsorship” program, which was launched ten years ago, allowed 1,883 Syrians to enter Brandenburg Province to reunite them with their families, from the beginning of this year until the end of last September, is going to come to an end, while State Commissioner for Integration Doris Lemmermeier criticized a […]

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Statistic: Half of the migrants to Cyprus this year are Syrians

December 3, 2023

Media outlets have reported that the Syrians who arrived in Cyprus this year constitute about half of the new arrivals to the Mediterranean island, apparently after a rare route to travel to Europe became popular this summer, enabling small boats sailing from Syria to reach Cyprus directly. On Tuesday, November 14, the local Cypriot newspaper […]

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