# Migrants

Zia-ul Haq's 4 kids huddled around a burner used as a heater trying to warm themselves in one of the rooms in his small 3-room mud-hut where he lives with a family of 10, including himself, in a small camp in the outskirts of Kabul city on 20 December 2016. He had to flee Kunduz's Chahardara district due to continued fighting where his family was stuck in his house for 13 days. Around 580,000 people have been displaced due to conflict related violence in 2016 alone, surprising the Afghan government and international community alike. Internally Displaced Person (IDP). Photo: Mohammad Jawad/dpa/archive
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Calls on EU to halt child returns to Afghanistan

Save the Children surveyed 57 Afghan child returnees from Europe and found that nearly three-quarters "did not feel safe during the return."
27 April 2018, Germany, Darmstadt: A section of the new deportation detention facility (AHE) of the state of Hesse in Darmstadt-Eberstadt secured with barbed wire, high fences and surveillance cameras. The state of Hesse has for years housed its deportation detainees in other states, but it now counts with its own detention centre for them. The conversion of the Darmstadt-Eberstadt correctional's housing for day release prisoners into the AHE is to be largely finished mid-year and it will offer housing for 20 men. Capacity is to eventually expand to 50 people. Photo: Arne Dedert/dpa
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Italy says migrant deportations from Germany will be small-scale

According to a minister at the Ministry of the Interior in Rome, the deportation of immigrants from Germany will be small and may reach 50 displaced monthly.
ARCHIVE - ILLUSTRATION - 01.03.2016, Greece, Vathi: An officer of the Federal Police Lake is in the port of the island of Samos on the foredeck of patrol boat BP 62 "Uckermark" before a first reconnaissance trip. (for dpa "Law plans see increase of Frontex to 10 000 men before" from 10.09.2018) Photo: Christian Charisius / dpa +++ dpa-Bildfunk +++
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EU and Albania ink border deal to control migration

EU says it has signed an agreement with Albania allowing EU border guards to enter the Balkan country to help control migrants.
France's President Emmanuel Macron addresses students at the North Rhine-Westphalia technical university in Aachen, western Germany, on May 10, 2018. Photo: Ludovic Marin / AFP
France's President Emmanuel Macron addre […]

Macron’s EU vision: how has it fared 12 months on?

On September 26 last year, Emmanuel Macron laid out his vision for a reformed EU to blunt the rise of nationalism and ensure the bloc has a future as an independent actor on the world stage.
Migrants rescued from the Mediterranean on board the Aquarius, a boat belonging to the NGO Doctors Without Borders, off the Italian coast, 27 June 2017. Thousands of migrants were rescued over the last few days as they made their way from Libya to Italy. Photo: Lena Klimkeit/dpa
Migrants rescued from the Mediterranean […]

Four EU countries to take in Aquarius migrants

France, Portugal, Germany and Spain struck a deal to take in migrants from the rescue ship Aquarius, after they are brought to Malta.
Hungarian PM and Chairman of FIDESZ party Viktor Orban delivers his state of the nation address in front of his party members at Varkert Bazar cultural centre in Budapest on February 18, 2018. Photo: Attila Kisbenedek / AFP
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Hungary’s Orban vows to oppose EU border-guard plan

Hungarian PM Viktor Orban has vowed to oppose an EU plan aimed at bolstering the bloc's external borders, accusing Brussels of wanting to take away Hungary's control of its own frontiers.