Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

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More needs to be done to improve the situation of migrants and refugees on the Greek islands

The Committee stated that the Greek authorities should rapidly improve the housing, sanitary and security situations inside the overcrowded Reception and Identification Centres of Lesbos, Samos and Chios. More

Rapporteur welcomes interim measures taken for SeaWatch 3

“I welcome the decision of the European Court of Human Rights to grant an interim measure regarding the Dutch vessel SeaWatch 3 anchored outside the Sicilian harbour of Syracuse,” said Petra De Sutter. More

Following refugee death, rapporteur urges end to ‘inhuman’ conditions for asylum seekers in Greece

“Catastrophic humanitarian standards combined with snowfall and freezing temperatures are again threatening asylum seekers in several Greek refugee camps,” said Petra De Sutter. More

New walls against migrants ‘morally unacceptable’, says committee

On the eve of International Migrants’ Day (18 December), the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced persons, in a statement, called for the respect of migrants’ fundamental rights. More

Slavery Abolition Day: ‘Europe must do more to end the human tragedy of modern slavery’

"The Day for the Abolition of Slavery must be a stark reminder for us all that, that governments of the world have committed themselves to end modern slavery and human trafficking by the year 2030", said Vernon Coaker. More

'Human traffickers cannot act with impunity'

“Human trafficking has been identified as a growing phenomenon throughout Europe, often in relation to refugees and asylum-seekers who are among the most vulnerable potential victims of traffickers and organised crime,” said Vernon Coaker. More