Roman Quaedvlieg says authorities ‘should have done better’ handling Ruby Princess | 7.30

Roman Quaedvlieg was once one of the country’s most senior national security figures as head of Border Force, involved in everything from counter-terrorism to asylum-seeker policy. But after multiple investigations he had a spectacular fall from grace. He was sacked and found to have acted corruptly in seeking to help his girlfriend get a job … Read more Roman Quaedvlieg says authorities ‘should have done better’ handling Ruby Princess | 7.30

Virus may push more asylum-seekers to EU

The European Asylum Support Agency reports the coronavirus has led to a short-term drop in migration. FRANCE 24’s international affairs editor Douglas Herbert says this may lead to a surge of migration, from regions including sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East, to Europe in the future. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live … Read more Virus may push more asylum-seekers to EU

In the U.K., refugees step up to serve | Voices from the Pandemic

The Washington Post spoke to three refugees and one asylum seeker in England who are all helping their communities get through the coronavirus outbreak. Read more: https://wapo.st/2ycp0iV. SPECIAL OFFER: To thank you for your support, here’s a deal on a Washington Post digital subscription: $29 for one year http://washingtonpost.com/youtubeoffer. Subscribe to The Washington Post on … Read more In the U.K., refugees step up to serve | Voices from the Pandemic

Dozens of asylum seekers contract COVID-19 in Greece

In southern Greece, 470 asylum seekers have been placed under quarantine in a hotel. Nearly a third of them have tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. And as Al Jazeera’s John Psaropoulos reports from Porto Heli, there are growing concerns over more outbreaks in other refugee camps. – Subscribe to … Read more Dozens of asylum seekers contract COVID-19 in Greece

Coronavirus: EU leaders agree huge rescue package – BBC News

A plan for injecting billions of euros of emergency aid into Europe’s struggling economies has been agreed by EU leaders. At a video conference they agreed to set up a massive recovery fund, to be closely tied to the bloc’s seven-year budget. The European Commission now has to work out the details. They also confirmed … Read more Coronavirus: EU leaders agree huge rescue package – BBC News

Coronavirus: The latest from Europe – BBC News

Italy’s death toll climbed to 25,085 on Wednesday, rising by 437 compared with 534 the day before. The number of people currently confirmed ill with the virus fell for the third consecutive day, and the number of people in intensive care also continued to decline In France a further 544 people have died with coronavirus. … Read more Coronavirus: The latest from Europe – BBC News

Tamil girl ‘not afforded procedural fairness’ in asylum bid, court rules | ABC News

A two-year-old girl born in Australia to Tamil asylum-seeker parents was “not afforded procedural fairness” in her asylum bid, and the formerly Biloela-based family cannot be immediately deported, the Federal Court decides. Read more here: https://ab.co/3ak2hhE For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: https://ab.co/2OB7Mk1 Subscribe … Read more Tamil girl ‘not afforded procedural fairness’ in asylum bid, court rules | ABC News

Coronavirus: Virus deepens struggle for migrants – BBC News

As the coronavirus crisis deepens, many charities have had to cease operations, reducing support for large numbers of vulnerable people. According to the British Red Cross, there are thousands of refugees and asylum seekers living in poverty in the UK, although the government says it provides support for those who need it. And in Calais … Read more Coronavirus: Virus deepens struggle for migrants – BBC News

Thousands in limbo after partial closure of US-Mexico border

A partial closure of the US-Mexico border has disrupted the lives of thousands who depend on cross-border travel. But under the emergency policy, the US is also implementing strict anti-immigration measures. Human rights advocates have warned that the virus is being used to discriminate against migrants and asylum seekers. Al Jazeera’s Manuel Rapalo reports from … Read more Thousands in limbo after partial closure of US-Mexico border

Hundreds of migrants still sleeping rough in Paris region amid Covid-19

Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and lockdown measures in place in France, hundreds of migrants and asylum seekers are still sleeping rough in the Paris region. Local NGOs are providing help as best as they can. FRANCE 24’s Eléonore Vanel, Armelle Caux and Nadia Massih report. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news … Read more Hundreds of migrants still sleeping rough in Paris region amid Covid-19

Refugees in Greece at severe risk due to dire living conditions

There are nearly 50,000 refugees in Greece. Most of them are on the mainland and the islands of Lesbos, Chios, Kos, Samos and Leros. The United Nations says more than 9,000 asylum seekers arrived by land and sea this year alone. Many of them have fled war and instability in the Middle East, Africa and … Read more Refugees in Greece at severe risk due to dire living conditions

Are Greece and Turkey putting refugees in danger? | The Stream

Thousands of people fleeing war, persecution and other imminent threats to their safety are trying to enter Greece from neighbouring Turkey after Ankara announced it would no longer stop their efforts to reach Europe – and it is inflaming long-simmering tensions between the two countries. Authorities in Greece say they have stopped more than 42,000 … Read more Are Greece and Turkey putting refugees in danger? | The Stream

Hell on Lesbos | Migrants refuse to leave Lesbos after being offered €2,000

The Greek island of Lesbos is sliding deeper into crisis – with the number of asylum seekers there swelling, and opposition towards them growing. The prospect of coronavirus tearing through the overcrowded Moria camp is also causing tensions to flare – with even aid organisations facing hostility. Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check … Read more Hell on Lesbos | Migrants refuse to leave Lesbos after being offered €2,000

Lawyer defending Trump policy makes stunning admission

The Supreme Court says that the controversial Trump administration “Remain in Mexico” asylum policy can stay in effect while legal challenges play out. The court’s order is a victory for the administration, which warned there would be a “rush to the border” if the policy that has been in effort for a year was blocked … Read more Lawyer defending Trump policy makes stunning admission