The refugee crisis: a humanitarian emergency

25 February-2 March 2020

  • Greece: Situation for migrants and refugees goes from bad to worse
  • Frontex wants to disembark refugees in Senegal
  • Council Presidency and EU agencies want biometric databases for migrants and refugees in the Western Balkans

4-24 February 2020

  • European court under fire for backing Spain's express deportations
  • Frontex’s History of Handling Abuse Evidence Dogs Balkan Expansion
  • Italy’s Failed Migration Fix Has Led to Chaos in Libya

21 January-3 February 2020

  • EU aid increasingly taken hostage by migration politics
  • New yearly report on torture of asylum seekers by Croatian authorities at EU external borders
  • Death of a ten-year-old child in Roissy: another victim of European migration policies?
  • Italy guilty of refoulements in 2009 handover of Eritrean shipwreck survivors to Libya

14-20 January 2020

  • Danish asylum centre slammed in anti-torture report
  • Greece: Migrants face increasingly harsh conditions
  • Dozens of German cities petition to take in more refugees

17 December 2019-13 January 2020

  • How Forced Labor in Eritrea Is Linked to E.U.-Funded Projects
  • Libya militias rake in millions in European migration funds: AP
  • Complaint filed with UN body over Italy’s role in privatised push-backs to Libya resulting in migrant abuse
  • Migrant arrivals from Turkey to Europe nearly double in 2019

10-16 December 2019

  • GREECE: No-Rights Zone: How people in need of protection are being denied crucial access to legal information and assistance in the Greek islands’ EU ‘hotspot’ camps
  • Europe spends billions stopping migration. Good luck figuring out where the money actually goes
  • Data watchdog raps EU asylum body for snooping

3-9 December 2019

  • Report on illegal pushbacks at the Greek-Turkish border
  • Ministers call for renewed migrant smuggling crackdown on "Eastern Mediterranean" route
  • Croatia Is Abusing Migrants While the EU Turns a Blind Eye

26 November-2 December 2019

  • Med: Mounting Death Toll while NGOs Struggle to Keep up with Rescues
  • “How the hostile environment creates sites without rights": Evidence presented to the London Hearing of the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal
  • Questions surround Greece's stricter course on refugees

19-25 November 2019

  • EU aid and development funding has provided €215 million for border security in Morocco since 2001
  • New Detention Centres Planned on Greek Islands Despite Ruling Against Island Conditions
  • EU countries warned of 'lost generation' of young refugees
  • Deportations: Council Presidency proposes systematic monitoring of readmission cooperation and sanctions for non-compliance

29 October-18 November 2019

  • New report: What the EU's Regulations on Interoperability Mean for People with Irregular Status
  • Refugee chaperones are accessories to traffickers, German court rules
  • New Greek deportation law approved; Italy renews cooperation with Libya
  • Croatia: violence at the border no barrier to Schengen accession
  • Exposed: Malta’s secret migrant deal with Libya


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