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Cold comfort for winter refugees, warmth for lucky few


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Cold comfort for winter refugees, warmth for lucky few

Winter will not stop the refugees streaming into Europe, the UN forecasts: 600 000 more will arrive in Turkey. They do not intend to stay there if they can reach the European Union, whose first port of entry for them is the Greek island of Lesbos. France 2

France was ordered to clean up conditions in the makeshift migrants’ camp in Calais. Medecins du Monde and the charity Secours Catholiques sued the government, with a few migrants from Iraq, Sudan, Afghanistan and Syria. France 3

Italy is the migrants’ other main way into the EU, with 140,000 of them arriving there this year. To redistribute them under European agreements, three ‘hotspots’ are to be built. But some are lucky enough to stay in Italy. Swiss RSI

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