Tag: refugees

  • US admitted 33,000 refugees in 2017

    US admitted 33,000 refugees in 2017

    Washington : The US resettled 33,000 refugees in 2017, a roughly two-thirds drop from the figure of the previous year, which stood at 97,000, according to data from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees published in a report by US-based Pew Research Centre. The decline in refugee resettlement in the US coincided with the arrival…

  • France to welcome 400 refugees per month from Greece

    France to welcome 400 refugees per month from Greece

    Paris (IANS)France pledged to take in 400 refugees per month from Greece, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve announced on Thursday. In a statement, Cazeneuve added that 97 refugees arrived this week from Greece and Italy. An additional 253 asylum seekers are due to come next week, Xinhua reported. The French minister also reiterated determination to honour commitment…

  • “Refugees will repay EU’s spending almost twice in 5 year”

    “Refugees will repay EU’s spending almost twice in 5 year”

    Brussels, (IINA) – Refugees who arrived in Europe last year could repay spending on them almost twice over within just five years, the Guardian reported Wednesday, citing one of the first in-depth investigations into the impact incomers have on host communities. Refugees will create more jobs, increase demand for services and products, and fill gaps…

  • Report: Wars displaced 40 million people globally in 2015

    Report: Wars displaced 40 million people globally in 2015

    Geneva (IINA) – The number of people internally displaced by conflicts around the world rose last year to a record 40.8 million people, a report released on Wednesday showed. “This is the highest figure ever recorded and twice the number of refugees worldwide,” said Jan Egeland, head of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), co-authors of…

  • Egyptian billionaire wants to buy island to shelter Syrian refugees

    Egyptian billionaire wants to buy island to shelter Syrian refugees

    Miami (IINA) – Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris, Chief Executive of Orascom TMT, has offered to buy a vacant island in the Mediterranean Sea and develop it to house thousands of refugees fleeing Syria. Sawiris announced his offer on his Twitter account, making worldwide headlines. He made a call to, “Greece or Italy sell me an…