These Are The Criminals and Corporations That Have Gotten Really, Really Rich... Resettlement: Bring me your huddled masses. NINE COUNTRIES HOST most of the world’s refugees.
None of them is wealthy. All border war zones, from Syria to South Sudan. The simplest way for rich countries to help the poor ones that shoulder the lion’s share of the global refugee burden is through resettlement, the UNHCR’s second “durable solution”: accepting refugees directly from the countries they have fled to. Many countries have had annual resettlement quotas for decades, agreed with and implemented through the UNHCR. America, for example, plans to take in 85,000 refugees this year. Romania’s anti-corruption drive reveals another extraordinary tale. Questionable Deal: EU to Work with African Despot to Keep Refugees Out.
The ambassadors of the 28 European Union member states had agreed to secrecy.
"Under no circumstances" should the public learn what was said at the talks that took place on March 23rd, the European Commission warned during the meeting of the Permanent Representatives Committee. A staff member of EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini even warned that Europe's reputation could be at stake. Under the heading "TOP 37: Country fiches," the leading diplomats that day discussed a plan that the EU member states had agreed to: They would work together with dictatorships around the Horn of Africa in order to stop the refugee flows to Europe -- under Germany's leadership.
When it comes to taking action to counter the root causes of flight in the region, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said, "I strongly believe that we must improve peoples' living conditions. " UK firm 'employed former child soldiers' as mercenaries in Iraq. A former senior director at a British firm says that it employed mercenaries from Sierra Leone to work in Iraq because they were cheaper than Europeans and did not check if they were former child soldiers.
James Ellery, who was a director of Aegis Defence Services between 2005 and 2015, said that contractors had a “duty” to recruit from countries such as Sierra Leone, “where there’s high unemployment and a decent workforce”, in order to reduce costs for the US presence in Iraq. “You probably would have a better force if you recruited entirely from the Midlands of England,” Ellery, a former brigadier in the British army, told the Guardian. Welcome to Denmark. Now Give Us All Your Stuff. In the face of an increasingly perilous journey across the Mediterranean by boat, another crossing for asylum-seekers fleeing violence or joblessness at home is heating up: the Arctic Circle.
Despite the cold temperatures, growing numbers of migrants and refugees are using the Russian north to enter Norway and Finland, causing the Nordic countries to consider drastic measures in response. On Tuesday, Petteri Orpo, Finland’s interior minister, met with Col.