Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

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Discrimination and violence against refugee women

On 22 June, the Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination and the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons held a joint hearing on discrimination and violence against refugee women. More

More solidarity and humanity in dealing with refugees

In a statement, the committee called upon member States to show more solidarity and humanity in dealing with refugees and to ensure adequate reception facilities and access to an effective asylum procedure. More

Promoting alternatives to the immigration detention of children in Switzerland

A seminar, in the framework of the Parliamentary Campaign to End Immigration Detention of Children, will take place on 16 June in Bern, on “Promoting alternatives to the immigration detention of children in Switzerland”. More

Refugees are at risk in Greece, committee says

Presenting her report, Tineke Strik said that "the EU, supposedly based on solidarity, co-operation and respect for human rights and the rule of law, has failed to provide adequate support to Greece". More

Conditions in new centres for people from Idomeni are not up to standard, says Migration Rapporteur

Tineke Strik, in the context of her report on refugees at risk in Greece, visited the reception centres (Sindos, Oreokastro and Softex) in Thessaloniki to which refugees and migrants have been transferred from Idomeni. More

Protecting migrants from violence

In the light of the growing number of acts of violence against migrants in Europe, the committee proposed a package of legislative, victim support and preventive measures, on the ground that these groups should receive protection. More