The Bulgarian government plans to use drones on the border with Turkey to put surveillance on migrants. Austria sends 70 soldiers to conduct checks at its border with Italy and InfoMigrants takes a look at the medical care refugees in Germany receive. All this and more in today's roundup.
Drones to secure Bulgarian-Turkish border: Bulgaria is stepping up its fight against illegal migration with plans to massively expand securement along its border with Turkey. Defense minister Karakachanov announced an increase in military and surveillance systems. Click here to read more.
Tensions rising again at migrant centers on Greek Islands: Scores of migrants continue to land on Greek islands where reception centers are at overcapacity. Fights break out regularly among the migrants, while traffickers seem to have tricked 69 migrants into thinking they have already arrived in Italy. Click here to read more.
Austria sends 70 soldiers to guard Brenner Pass: Austria has deployed 70 soldiers to help police conduct checks at its borders with Italy, near the Brenner Pass, territorial military commander Herbert Bauer announced on Wednesday. Click here to read more.
AfD top candidate Alexander Gauland: Close Germany's borders: Alexander Gauland, the top candidate for the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany, has told DW there should be a clear path for repatriating migrants. Accepting refugees is not in Germany's interest, he said. Click here to read more.
Drop in migrant arrivals: Italian interior minister sees 'light at the end of tunnel': Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti said he sees "the light at the end of the tunnel" regarding the drop in migrant flows into Italy, but he is also asking the European Union for greater efforts and more resources. The Italian NGO Intersos highly criticized Minniti's remarks. Click here to read more.
Can asylum seekers in Germany get medical help if they are sick: All refugees arriving in Germany have a right to medical aid. However, the facilities and services they can access are limited – at least for the first 15 months. Click here to read more.
Refugees and the battle against bureaucracy: Since 2015 nearly 1.5 million people have sought asylum in Germany. They want to integrate and work. But their lives are often overshadowed by fear for family members who have stayed behind, language problems, and stress with German authorities. Click here to read more.Kitchen gardens provide sustenance for refugees in Kenya: Refugees in northwestern Kenya have found a way to create income by selling produce from their own patches of land. The plots are allotted as part of a social and economic development project funded by the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa. Click here to read more