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World Food Programme Cuts Rations For Refugees in Kenya

The U.N. World Food Programme is cutting food rations by 30 percent for more than 400,000 refugees living in camps in Kenya due to insufficient funding, it said on Monday, quoted by Reuters. 

Dadaab and Kakuma camps in Kenya are primarily home to refugees from neighboring Somalia and South Sudan, both ravaged by wars that have forced millions of people to flee.

Guardian: Conditions in Greek island refugee camps dramatic

The online version of British newspaper Guardian publishes a piece titled “Surge in migration to Greece fuels misery in refugee camps” highlighting the increasing plight refugees and immigrants face in the Greek hotspots and registration centres as the numbers of people entering Greece rises. From the Guardian:

The First Refugee Center of Restricted Type is Ready

The first refugee center of restricted type is ready and will become operational once it is furnished. This is the transit center in the village of Pastrogor. Turning it into a prison where only people who have committed a violation of the internal order will cost nearly BGN 2 million, bTV said. Its capacity is 300 people but is currently empty.

More than 850,000 refugees in Turkey to get debit cards for aid

More than 850,000 refugees will receive special debit cards by August financed by the European Union and implemented by the Turkish Red Crescent, according to European Commission Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO) in Turkey.        

Speaking to Anadolu Agency on Saturday, ECHO head Jane Lewis said the target was to access over a million refugees by September.        

Refugees protest on Ioannina national highway over living conditions (photos)

Refugee women, disabled people and children marched on the national highway of Ioannina in protest against the conditions present at the refugee camp of Agia Eleni were they are being hosted at. They claim the situation is so bad that some of the rooms are even infested with scorpions.

Asia Welcomes Most Refugees

It's not the developed Western nations, but the Asian countries, which have welcomed most foreign refugees in recent times. The University of Southern California has prepared a report according to which Pakistan, Iran and Turkey have accommodated a huge number of refugees since 1945.

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