Syrian refugees receive a warm welcome in Albania. Israel deports 40,000 African refugees without their permission and an NGO in Romania is offering assistance and accommodation to migrants and refugees. This and more in today's roundup.

Syrian refugees find a home in Albania: Most of the refugees arriving in Albania want to go on to Western Europe. But the Matwa brothers from Syria feel at home in the small Balkan country. Lindita Arapi visited them in Tirana. Click here to read more.

Israel to deport 40,000 African refugees without their consent: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced an unspecified international deal to expel some 40,000 African asylum seekers from the country. The Israeli Cabinet also voted to shut down a migration center. Click here to read more. 

Romania: a taste of home for migrants in Timisoara: Social integration is what matters most at "AIDRom" in Timisoara, where an NGO is offering assistance and even accommodation to migrants. It has become a safe space where nationality plays no role. Click here to read more.

Choose Love, a London store for buying gifts for refugees: Choose Love is a temporary store from the Help Refugees organization that will open in London on November 24. It will allow visitors to purchase gifts for refugees to support them in their journey to reach Europe. Click here to read more.

Fact check: Fingerprinting of asylum seekers in the EU: Some asylum seekers claim their fingerprints are deleted from EU files after a while, making it possible to apply for asylum again in case the first application has been denied. Is this true? What are the regulations for fingerprinting? Click here to read more.


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