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India | Nowhere to run – The worst refugee crisis since the second world war

Sushovan Dhar

Warsan Shire, a 24 year old Kenyan-born Somali poet, writer and educator based in London, in her debut book, Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth (2011) observes, “No one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark.” Three years back, the photographs of Aylan Kurdi sent us shock-waves. The images of that three year old Syrian boy lying face down on a Turkish beach drew global attention towards the severe problems of refugees and migration.

Poland | Brussels steps up case against Poland over migrants

The European Commission has stepped up its legal case against Poland over its refusal to accept migrants from states under pressure in the EU’s migration crisis.

France | French police evict thousands of migrants camped in northern Paris

French police evicted thousands of migrants living on sidewalks in an area of northern Paris as dawn broke on Friday – many of them people who fled war or strife in countries as far away as Sudan, Eritrea and Afghanistan.

Dozens of police and white police vans moved in at around 5 a.m. (0300 GMT) to clear the area where Paris City Hall official Dominique Versini said numbers have swollen to between 2,000 and 2,500 people.

Turkey threatens to end migrant deal with EU amid spat

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened on Thursday to scrap a deal with the European Union to readmit migrants who have crossed illegally into Europe, amid a standoff with European nations over their reluctance to allow Turkish ministers to hold campaign rallies in their countries.

Greece | Refugees in Greece Will Receive Cash Instead of Meals

Starting in March, refugees in Greece will be getting money for food instead of free meals, said Deputy Migration Minister Yiannis Mouzalas on Monday.

Mouzalas spoke on SKAI television about the refugee issue and particularly about the new program on feeding the refugees that will be implemented in March.