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Thousands flee anti-ISIS offensives in Iraq and Syria

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DISPLACED. Iraqi families walk down a road as they flee Mosul on March 3, 2017, during an offensive by security forces to retake the western parts of the city from Islamic State fighters. File photo by Aris Messinis/AFP

In just a little over a week, more than 45,000 are displaced in Iraq and over 26,000 are forced to flee in Syria

MOSUL, Iraq (Mar. 6, 2017 ) — Tens of thousands of civilians have fled offensives against the Islamic State (ISIS) group in Iraq and Syria, where the jihadists are battling to keep what remains of their territory, the United Nations (UN) said Sunday, March 5. Continue reading Thousands flee anti-ISIS offensives in Iraq and Syria

Tusk tells economic migrants ‘Do not come to Europe’

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MIGRANT CRISIS. European Council President Donald Tusk speaks to journalists before visiting a Migrants Reception Center in Dobova, Slovenia, on March 2, 2016. Photo by Jure Makovec/AFP
EU President Donald Tusk also lashes out at ‘unilateral’ actions by EU members as the bloc grapples with the migrant crisis

ATHENS, Greece (Mar. 3, 2016) — EU President Donald Tusk on Thursday, March 3, issued a stark warning to economic migrants not to come to Europe, as he castigated countries for taking unilateral action to tackle the crisis.

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EU unveils 700M-euro migrant aid plan for Greece

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WORSENING CRISIS. Refugees wait to take the permission to pass the Greek-FYROM borders at the refugee camp in Idomeni, Greece, March 2, 2016. Photo by Simela Pantzartzi/EPA
The funds would be allocated over 3 years under the plan, which must be approved by a majority of member states and the European Parliament

BRUSSELS, Belgium (Mar. 2, 2016) — The EU on Wednesday, March 2, proposed 700 million euros in emergency aid for Greece and other states as it began to tackle the migrant crisis within its borders like humanitarian disasters in developing countries.

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Greece says up to 70,000 migrants may be ‘trapped’ next month

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STRANDED. Refugees and migrants walk to the refugee camp at the buffer zone of the Greek-FYROM border, near the border village of Idomeni, Greece, February 26, 2016. Photo by Nikos Arvanitidis/EPA
The bottleneck is expected to get worse after EU members Slovenia and Croatia, as well as Serbia and Macedonia, impose a limit of 580 migrants entering their borders each day

ATHENS, Greece (Feb. 29, 2016) — Greece warned Sunday, February 28, the number of refugees and migrants on its soil could more than triple next month, reaching as many as 70,000, as a Continue reading Greece says up to 70,000 migrants may be ‘trapped’ next month