Two Algerians swim for nearly ten hours to reach Greece. Chinese in Paris are tense after one member of their community was killed by police. Displaced migrants network REFUNITE's founders talk to InfoMigrants about their motivations and challenges. This and more in today's roundup.


  1. Algerian refugees swim for nearly ten hours to reach Greece: Two migrants from Algeria were rescued from the sea close to the port of Chios in Greece after swimming for nine-and-a-half hours from the Turkish coast. Click here to read more.

  2. Chinese in Paris want French government assurance after police kill local: After police shot and killed a Chinese man in Paris, protesters clashed with police. The case has caused diplomatic tension between France and China and heightened concerns among local Chinese. Click here to read more.

  3. 'Reuniting a family is the most rewarding experience': REFUNITE is an international platform that connects around 600,000 displaced migrants with each other and is the world’s largest missing persons network for refugees. In an interview, the group’s co-founders and brothers, David and Christopher Mikkelsen, spoke about their motivation and the challenges they experienced while implementing the project. Click here to read more.

  4. Human rights organizations criticize Hungary over detention camps: A new law in Hungary enacted on Tuesday forces all asylum seekers there to be detained in border camps. Human rights organizations told DW that the EU should do more to confront Hungary’s antagonistic migrant policy. Click here to read more.

  5. Filmmaker Aki Kaurismäki takes unusual approach to refugee issue: In "The Other Side of Hope," the cult Finnish director explores difficult realities in his own delightful style. Kaurismäki's latest film won a Silver Bear at the Berlinale and is now released in cinemas in Germany. Click here to read more.


 
 

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