Tag: asylum

Asylum applications placing high pressure on small EU countries – EASO

According to data published by the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) more than half a million asylum applications have been lodged in the EU during the first nine months of 2019.

49 EASO staff supporting Maltese asylum authorities this year

Over 40 representatives (49) of the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) are currently deployed to support asylum partners in Malta, the agency reports.

“A blot on the maltese conscience” – President Vella on Ħal...

President of Malta George Vella said that the Lassana Cisse Souleymane murder in Ħal Far last April has permanently blotted the Maltese conscience.Updated (5):...

Migrants not granted asylum should be sent back to their country...

The Court of Magistrates presided by Magistrate Joe Mifsud is warning of the “constant phenomenon” in relation to the increasing amount of persons travelling...

Syrians largest asylum seeking nationality in Malta in 2018

The majority of asylum seekers granted protection in Malta during 2018 were from Syria, new figures show.According to new figures compiled and published by...

Coming to Canada ‘worth the risk,’ says Saudi teen refugee

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun plans to pursue an education, get a job and "live a normal life" in Canada - things she said she could...

U.N. refers Saudi teen to Australia for refugee resettlement

The United Nations has asked Australia to consider refugee resettlement for an 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled to Thailand saying she feared her family...

Tired of waiting for asylum, migrants from caravan breach U.S. border

Central American migrants stuck on the threshold of the United States in Mexico breached the border fence on Monday, risking almost certain detention by...

Merkel’s would-be successor questions Germany’s sacrosanct asylum pledge

A conservative running to succeed Chancellor Angela Merkel as head of their party has raised an outcry by questioning Germany's constitutional guarantee of asylum...