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Euronews meets some of our refugee friends one year after fleeing war

Euronews Insiders visits people we met a year ago: a Syrian family now living in Germany, and an Iraqi man who fled Iraq for Sweden. Let's see how their lives have changed.

Euronews Insiders visits people we met a year ago: a Syrian family now living in Germany, and an Iraqi man who fled Iraq for Sweden. Let's see how their lives have changed.

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Refugees in Sweden - one year on

The Swedish ski resort of Riksgränsen opened its doors to refugees in 2015 – a temporary solution for the country’s government overwhelmed by the arrival of 164,000 refugees in just a few…

The Swedish ski resort of Riksgränsen opened its doors to refugees in 2015 – a temporary solution for the country’s government overwhelmed by the arrival of 164,000 refugees in just a few…

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Record 5,000 migrants drown in Mediterranean in 2016

More than 5,000 migrants are thought to have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea in 2016, a record figure described as “a devastating milestone” by the UN refugee agency…

More than 5,000 migrants are thought to have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea in 2016, a record figure described as “a devastating milestone” by the UN refugee agency…

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Mohamed Swayib: "we will not be Europe's policeman for free"

Mohamed Swayib is the Head of DCIM, the department in charge of combatting illegal immigration in Libya. In an interview with Valérie Gauriat, he blames the international community for not implementi

Mohamed Swayib is the Head of DCIM, the department in charge of combatting illegal immigration in Libya. In an interview with Valérie Gauriat, he blames the international community for not implementi

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"The first beneficiaries of Operation Sophia are the traffickers"

*Video available in Arabic only “We are slaves to the weather, our small boats can’t move easily if the sea is rough, and when the sea is not calm we are…

*Video available in Arabic only “We are slaves to the weather, our small boats can’t move easily if the sea is rough, and when the sea is not calm we are…

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Freight trains searched in Austria after migrants crushed to death

Austrian police have started searching freight trains travelling from Italy at night in an attempt to tackle illegal migration and prevent further deaths.

Austrian police have started searching freight trains travelling from Italy at night in an attempt to tackle illegal migration and prevent further deaths.

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Tunisian captain setenced to 18 years for deadly shipwreck

A Tunisian man accused of being the captain of a migrant boat that sank killing over 700 people has been found guilty of manslaughter by an Italian court and faces 18 years in…

A Tunisian man accused of being the captain of a migrant boat that sank killing over 700 people has been found guilty of manslaughter by an Italian court and faces 18 years in…

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Libya: a dead-end for migrants

Caught in the Libya's instability and lawlessness, sub-Saharan migrants are exposed to abuse, violence and trafficking.

Caught in the Libya's instability and lawlessness, sub-Saharan migrants are exposed to abuse, violence and trafficking.

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Cries for help from migrants trapped in Libya

Five years after being plunged into instability after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi, Libya is a major crossroads of irregular immigration and is officially home to nearly 300,000…

Five years after being plunged into instability after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi, Libya is a major crossroads of irregular immigration and is officially home to nearly 300,000…

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In conversation with EU defence and security official Pedro Serrano

Is there a way out for irregular migrants in Libya, or are they condemned to die there or perhaps at sea if they attempt the journey to Europe?

Is there a way out for irregular migrants in Libya, or are they condemned to die there or perhaps at sea if they attempt the journey to Europe?

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"We're Italians, we come to help you"

Up close and personal with the latest group of migrants found drifting in the Mediterranean.

Up close and personal with the latest group of migrants found drifting in the Mediterranean.

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Migrants riot at Bulgarian refugee camp

They are angry about a decision by the local authority to put the camp in the southern town of Harmanli under quarantine after reports of a possible outbreak of skin disease.

They are angry about a decision by the local authority to put the camp in the southern town of Harmanli under quarantine after reports of a possible outbreak of skin disease.

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Hungary vows to continue to fight against migrant quotas

Hungary has ruled out resubmitting a law to ban the resettlement of migrants after parliament narrowly rejected the plan this week.

Hungary has ruled out resubmitting a law to ban the resettlement of migrants after parliament narrowly rejected the plan this week.

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Mediterranean migrants - 800 rescued and brought to Italy

More than 800 migrants have been brought ashore at Catania port in Eastern Sicily after being rescued in the Mediterranean Sea.

More than 800 migrants have been brought ashore at Catania port in Eastern Sicily after being rescued in the Mediterranean Sea.

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'Keep the refugees and we'll send you blankets'

Greece's Migration Minister has denounced the Visegrad Four for 'refusing to participate' in the relocation of migrant minors.

Greece's Migration Minister has denounced the Visegrad Four for 'refusing to participate' in the relocation of migrant minors.

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Amnesty blames Italy and EU for police abuse of migrants

The human rights group says migrants have been subjected to 'appalling' ill-treatment by Italian police because of the EU's refugees policy.

The human rights group says migrants have been subjected to 'appalling' ill-treatment by Italian police because of the EU's refugees policy.

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Mediterranean migrant death toll reaches all-time high

The United Nations refugee agency says the Mediterranean death toll has soared to an all-time high, with at least 3,740 migrant deaths so far this year.

The United Nations refugee agency says the Mediterranean death toll has soared to an all-time high, with at least 3,740 migrant deaths so far this year.

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Work begins on dismantling the Jungle

Eyewitnesses say workers have started to tear down unoccupied tents and shacks. The work has begun by hand to avoid inflaming tensions.

Eyewitnesses say workers have started to tear down unoccupied tents and shacks. The work has begun by hand to avoid inflaming tensions.

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Migrants begin to arrive at sites around France

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said 1,918 people had been processed and sent to 80 centres around France by Monday evening.

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said 1,918 people had been processed and sent to 80 centres around France by Monday evening.

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Calm prevails as the Jungle is cleared

Bystanders describe the mood as one of resignation, following sporadic outbreaks of unrest overnight.

Bystanders describe the mood as one of resignation, following sporadic outbreaks of unrest overnight.