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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.

09 Mar 2016 description
report Cordaid

Thousands of refugees are stranded at the Greek-Macedonian border town Idomeni. Our Caritas colleague Rino Pistone called the situation on the ground "a humanitarian disaster."

As more and more countries are closing their borders or only sparsely let refugees go through, thousands of men, women and children from Syria, Afghanistan, Iran and other countries are crammed together on the Greek-Macedonian border.