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Environ 1 600 demandeurs d’asile, selon la police, ont gagné la Norvège et l’espace Schengen depuis le début de l’année en passant par l’Arctique et en traversant sa frontière avec la Russie. Parmi eux, de nombreux Syriens qui préfèrent affronter le froid et la neige plutôt qu’une périlleuse traversée en Méditerranée ou la longue marche dans les Balkans, où les frontières sont le plus souvent fermées

L’Europe n’en a pas fini avec la crise des réfugiés. La crainte d’une fermeture de toutes les frontières européennes, un temps calme sur la mer Egée, ainsi que, selon les Nations unies, l’offensive de l’armée syrienne, appuyée par l’Iran et par la Russie, contribuent à un nouvel afflux. D’après l’ONU, environ 35 000 personnes ont fui notamment la région d’Alep ces derniers jours.

"Four Honduran teenage boys are missing after they ran away from a federally funded shelter in Tucson this month, sparking concern among both conservative and liberal critics of the system for housing immigrant youths. Both sides say the program needs more oversight and transparency."

"Critics of the government’s policy of preventing migrants from coming ashore are seizing on her case to highlight allegations of abuse in the detention centers, and on Nauru, where hundreds of migrants have been held."

"The United Nations accused the Czech Republic of violating the rights of hundreds of migrants, mostly from Syria, who were detained in “reprehensible” and “degrading” conditions, in a statement released Thursday. Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, the United Nations high commissioner for human rights, said in the statement that “the violations of the human rights of migrants are neither isolated nor coincidental, but systematic: they appear to be an integral part of a policy by the Czech government designed to deter migrants and refugees from entering the country or staying there."

"Migrants have flooded into Slovenia since Hungary closed its border with Serbia to people making arduous treks across Europe in September and clamped down on its border with  Croatia on Saturday. Since then, 21,500 people have entered Slovenia from Croatia, with many thousands more on the way."

With a significant slowdown in the surge of migrants streaming across the Southwest border, it stands to reason that the number of deaths among those braving the crippling heat of Arizona’s desert frontier with Mexico would also decline. But it didn't. In fact, even more people died attempting the perilous crossing: 117 bodies have been recovered along migration routes in southern Arizona since Jan. 1, compared with 108 bodies during the same period last year. What happened?

Stepping up European attempts to clear away hundreds of thousands of migrants whose asylum claims have been denied, E.U. leaders early Friday bolstered the powers of the pan-E.U. border agency to deport people.

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