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Tag: France refugees

  • Thursday, February 25th 2016 - 06:36 UTC

    Hollande suggests Argentina could help Europe's refugee crisis by taking Syrian families

    Hollande lauded Argentina's history of receiving immigrants, mentioning Syrians and Lebanese who arrived in the South American nation decades ago.

    French President Francois Hollande suggested Wednesday that Argentina could take in some of the hundreds of thousands of Syrians fleeing civil war. The idea appeared to be an off-the-cuff comment during a news conference by Hollande and Argentine President Mauricio Macri after they met privately and signed agreements on issues ranging from fighting terrorism to increasing cultural exchanges.

  • Wednesday, September 9th 2015 - 08:23 UTC

    Germany willing to take half a million refugees annually over several years

    Merkel's deputy Sigmar Gabriel, said Berlin ”could surely deal with something in the order of half a million (refugees) for several years”

    Germany said it could take half a million refugees annually over several years as Greek islands struggled on Tuesday to process a huge backlog of migrants desperate to travel to western Europe. Reflecting deepening concern, the European Union's president warned the EU faced a years-long refugee crisis, while the UN urged countries worldwide to help tackle the problem.