Refugee news roundup
Refugee news roundup

Nigerians face dire chances of getting asylum in Europe. Refugee and Irish youth sail together to promote integration and the mayor of Lampedusa has been condemning migrants on the island.

Nigerians face little chance of being granted asylum in Germany: Most migrants risking their lives to cross the Mediterranean to Italy come from Nigeria. EU policy makers have been looking for ways to put a stop to this, but is pumping money into Africa really the solution? Click here to read more.

Refugee and Irish youth find a connection through sailing: Refugee and Irish teens are learning how to work together and live together on a sailboat, thanks to the project Safe Haven Ireland. It teaches young people sailing and integration in a week-long programon the country's seas, aboard the "Spirit of Oysterhaven," Ireland 's largest sail training vessel. Click here to read more. 

Lampedusa migrants condemned by Mayor Salvatore Martello: The mayor of an island that was once a symbol for refugee compassion has warned it is descending into anarchy. His political opponents accuse him of stoking up fear and overstating the problem. Click here to read more. 

Pressure increases on new Bilbao-England migrant route: Pressure on the Atlantic migrant route has increased to the point that migrants are now camping out near the port of Bilbao, on Spain's northern coast, in order to try to hide on cargo ferries bound for Portsmouth, on England's southern coast. The migrants conceal themselves precariously between the axles of lorries or inside containers. Click here to read more. 


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