December 14, 2017
December 14, 2017

In Ghana, a new advisory center for returning migrants opens. Container homes for migrants on Lesbos finally arrive after locals had blocked the delivery since Monday. InfoMigrants visited the German town of Siegburg and talked to volunteers and officials about the changing mood two years after the refugee crisis. This and more in today's roundup.

German-backed center to help Ghanaians find their feet at home: A migrants advisory center has opened in Accra aimed at helping Ghanaians to find jobs and opportunities at home, instead of attempting the often treacherous journey to Europe.

EU reignites dispute over refugee quotas ahead of Brussels summit: Fresh tensions have flared up over a controversial scheme to move thousands of refugees across European Union countries. One senior official compared talks on the divisive issue to "fighting trench warfare."

Libyan government criticizes Amnesty, 'grateful to Italy': Libya's foreign minister has said that Amnesty International's accusations made to the EU on the torture of migrants in the North African country are ''exaggerated''. He added that Libya was grateful to Italy for its help.

Authorities end migrant container home blockade on Lesbos: Prefabricated container homes have been offloaded on Lesbos after being stuck in the port since Monday. Local authorities and residents had protested against further migrant housing on the island.

Long-format feature “A changing mood”: Two years have passed since dramatic images depicting the refugee crisis of 2015 went around the world. The situation remains a major challenge – for refugees as well as for volunteer helpers in communities across Germany. One of those communities is Siegburg.

Refugee helpers in Germany sued for helping refugees: German refugee helpers who guaranteed the living costs of Syrian refugees are being forced to pay back costs by job centers. Refugee organizations say people are being punished for showing humanity.

Migrants 'essential for Italy' but inequality remains: A research publication on migration in Italy highlights how the economic contributions of migrants in Italy is essential, yet inequality persists in terms of work opportunities and education.


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