On 14 and 15 December EU Heads of State are expected to discuss the internal and external dimension of the EU’s migration policy. Instead of proposing policies that represent only the lowest common denominator between member states, the EU should put forward a principled agenda that addresses migration in both a humane and effective way. European leaders should leverage the attention to migration and displacement to promote global policies that are deeply embedded in a strong humanrightsagenda.
Concerns for hundreds of unaccompanied children sleeping rough in Greece this winter
NGOs launch roadmap for handover of refugee response to Greek Government
More than 2,000 unaccompanied children are on the waiting list for safe shelters in Greece, according to a new report by 12 organisations. The chronic shortage of accommodation for children is just one of the gaps in services that is worsening as the Greek Government prepares to take full control of the refugee response.
(Athens) – The Greek government, with the support of European Union leaders, should act now before the onset of winter to end Greece’s “containment policy,” 12 human rights and humanitarian organizations said in a campaign that began today.
The groups began a countdown to the official start of winter, December 21, 2017. They said that Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, with the support of EU leaders, should immediately transfer people to improved conditions on the mainland and take concrete measures by December 21 so that no asylum seekers are left out in the cold.
Brussels – 29 November 2017
The European Union must cease using development money to send children back into horrific conditions in Libya, said Terre des Hommes as the African Union – European Union Summit begins today (29 November 2017).
When the Colombian government and Farc rebel group signed a peace deal exactly one year ago today, it was hoped Colombia’s children would not know the violence their parents and grandparents suffered through.
Fifty years of conflict between guerrillas, paramilitary forces and the army have had devastating consequences for the country. A quarter of a million people perished in the last half century – the vast majority of them civilians – with almost seven million driven out of their homes.