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Currently, individual countries in Europe can issue humanitarian visas and create corridors, but there is no bloc-wide regulation
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Migrants on a Spanish maritime rescue boat | Photo: Picture-alliance/Ap Photo/M.Moreno


Ammar Abdal was internally displaced in Iraq for three years before coming to Germany
More than a dozen migrants rescued at sea by the humanitarian vessel Aquarius arrive in France where they will be given refugee status. Photo: Ofii/Twitter
Eritrean migrants in Switzerland protest against deportations | Credit: Jack Guez/AFP


Children in front of a care facility | Photo: Picture-alliance/dpa/B.Wüstneck
A family of Syrian migrants in Italy.PHOTO/ARCHIVE/ANSA/ ALESSANDRO DI MARCO
Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatović

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If you ignore the rules your flight might turn into a one-way ticket | Credit: picture-alliance/Zuma Press/B. Stanley
Help is available to migrants and refugees from people who speak their language and understand their culture
Many refugees and migrants have trouble proving their competence because they lack formal qualifications

The European Union

Migration numbers Relocation in 2015
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Salem, an Eritrean relocated from Italy to Portugal