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Zain alliance to offer free wi-fi to refugees in Jordan

Zain Group, a top mobile operator in the region, has partnered with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and Facebook to provide free, open and high-speed wi-fi Internet to refugees in Jordan for five years. T

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300,000 refugees to come to Germany this year

The head of Germany's Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) told a German newspaper that he expected a maximum of 300,000 refugees to arrive in Germany this year. "We're preparing for 250,000 to 300,000 ref

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Germany to spend $106bn on refugees by end 2020

Germany's government expects to spend around 93.6 billion euros ($106 billion) by the end of 2020 on costs related to the refugee crisis, a magazine said on Saturday, citing a draft from the federal finance ministry for negotiations with the

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Migrants sent back from Greece arrive in Turkey

Migrants sent back from the Greek island of Lesbos began arriving in Turkey on Monday under a European Union deal aimed at stopping the influx of migrants and refugees into Europe since last year. The first of two Turkish-flagged

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Bahrain to build new school for Syrian refugees in Jordan

Bahrain will build a new school for Syrian refugees in Jordan. It follows the success of the Bahrain Academic Complex, which opened in the Zaatari refugee camp in 2012, Royal Charity Organisation (RCO) secretary general Dr Mustafa Al Sayed tol

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Germany launches app to help refugees integrate

Germany has launched a smartphone app to help hundreds of thousands of migrants get to grips with the country they hope to make their new home. The app called Ankommen, which means "Arrive" in German, offers guidance on

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Behind scary headlines, 2015 offers scope for optimism

This year may be remembered for barrel bombs, beheadings and the Bataclan massacre, but according to a Harvard psychologist, a remarkable long term downward trend in violence is continuing. Wars are far less common and deadly than

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Smugglers ‘make $1bn off EU refugee ops’

More than 1 million refugees and migrants came to the European Union this year, while almost 3,700 died or went missing in perilous journeys which reaped huge profit for smugglers, the International Organization for Migration said on Tuesday.

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French PM calls on Gulf to accept more Syrian refugees

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has called on the Gulf states to accept more refugees fleeing Syria, saying that a "humanitarian disaster" could erupt in the Balkans if Europe does not control its borders. "I'

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GAC co-ordinates boats delivery for sea rescue effort

GAC, a provider of integrated shipping, logistics and marine services, has co-ordinated the delivery of two high-speed boats from Sweden to Greece, that have joined the sea rescue effort in the Eastern Aegean.  

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