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Virus fear stalks Nigeria displaced camps

Maiduguri, Nigeria | AFP |  Men and women cluster around plastic wash basins hastily set up outside one of northeast Nigeria’s sprawling displaced persons’ camps, lathering their hands with soap under the gaze of security personnel. The makeshift hygiene facilities are among urgent efforts aimed at warding off the spread of …

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Greece to restrict migrant camp movements in virus measure

Athens, Greece | AFP |  Greece has said it is placing migrant camps across the country on a two-week shutdown to visitors to ward off the new coronavirus. “Visits (to camps) by individuals and organisations are suspended for at least 14 days,” the migration ministry said in a statement on Tuesday. …

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Spain struggles to accommodate thousands of young migrants

Barcelona, Spain | AFP |  Spain is struggling to accommodate thousands of young migrants who over the years have arrived alone on rickety boats or hidden in trucks, some of whom have ended up on the streets or even become involved in crime. There are currently around 14,000 unaccompanied young migrants …

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