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20 Jul 2015 description

Warsaw, Poland | AFP | Monday 7/20/2015 - 03:13 GMT

by Mary Sibierski

Magdalena Chudzicka, a mother of four, is rolling out her welcome mat.

Her family is among dozens in Poland opening their homes to Syrian Christians fleeing war and Islamic State (IS) persecution, part of a ground-breaking drive by the Catholic nation's tiny Protestant community to save lives.

15 Jul 2015 description

The humanitarian situation in eastern Ukraine continues to deteriorate. Approximately 5 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. Of these, civilians living close to the 'contact line' are the most vulnerable in light of the prevailing insecurity. This group, together with 3 million people living in non-government controlled areas (NGCAs) are prioritized for humanitarian action, as social services are severely constrained and banking system as well as commercial trac interrupted.

02 Jul 2015 description

The humanitarian situation in eastern Ukraine continues to deteriorate. Approximately 5 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. Of these, civilians living close to the 'contact line' are the most vulnerable in light of the prevailing insecurity. This group, together with 3 million people living in non-government controlled areas (NGCAs) are prioritized for humanitarian action, as social services are severely constrained and banking system as well as commercial tra­c interrupted.

26 May 2015 description

Warsaw, Poland | AFP | Tuesday 5/26/2015 - 15:32 GMT

Poland will take in 60 Syrian refugee families of the Christian faith, Warsaw said Tuesday just days after it opposed European Union plans for binding quotas on asylum seekers for its 28 member states.

"We'll welcome 60 families for a start," Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz told reporters in Warsaw.

"Today Christians who are being persecuted in a barbaric fashion in Syria deserve Christian countries like Poland to act fast to help them."

21 May 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

Anti-Smuggling Operation Bound by Human Rights Law

(Brussels, May 21, 2015) – European Union military action against human smuggling networks should not put the lives and rights of migrants and asylum seekers in jeopardy, Human Rights Watch said today. The Council of the European Union agreed on May 18, 2015, to create a naval operation, EUNAVFOR Med, to identify, capture, and destroy boats used by smugglers in the Mediterranean.