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27 Jun 2016 description

Joint NGO statement ahead of the European Council of 28-29 June 2016 NGOs strongly condemn new EU policies to contain migration

At the upcoming European Council, European Union (EU) leaders will discuss the European Commission’s Communication on a new Partnership Framework with third countries. The Communication proposes an approach which aims to leverage existing EU and Member States' external cooperation instruments and tools in order to stem migration to Europe.

20 Jun 2016 description
report Terre des hommes

The migration situation in the Balkans has evolved significantly since the beginning of 2016. The closure of the so-called Balkan route and the EU-Turkey deal led to new challenges for thousands of refugee children and their families who got stranded from one day to the next in Serbia, Macedonia or Greece.

“The closure itself has created an incredible psychological pressure on those people seeking for international protection”, says Martin Morand, responsible for Tdh’s emergency programmes in South Europe.