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Are refugees in the UK holidaying in the countries they fled from?

No, there is no evidence for this claim. The reason the MP - Adam Holloway - thinks this is that his barber - a refugee - wasn't available one day: “We have people in this country who have come ...
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Is Germany paying for vacations for refugees to the refugees' home countries?

The blog post on ZeroHedge is a heavily distorted version of the original German article that is linked in it. What the original article in "Die Welt" claims is that there are refugees that travel ...
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"Applicants for asylum must prove that they have fifteen family members in the Netherlands."

tl;dr: No. Asylum applicants do not need any relatives in The Netherlands. Asylum is granted (or denied) on basis of having the need for asylum for one person. Family relationships only come into ...
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Is Germany paying for vacations for refugees to the refugees' home countries?

The reality behind this claim is not that clear cut and easy to either confirm or dismiss with one word. No In principle, Germany does not pay refugees "to go on vacation in those countries they ...
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Did CNN use these 3 different photos of the same girl being rescued?

Here is a Snopes article about the image. The images are real, and they do indeed show the same girl. The implication of the meme seems to be that CNN faked the image, or used it in a different ...
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Was Jesus a refugee?

Yes, Jesus is a perfect example of a refugee. The Webster's 1828 dictionary defines refugee as: One who flies to a shelter or place of safety. One who, in times of persecution or political commotion,...
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Are these images showing the European refugee migration to North Aftrica during world war 2?

Nope, they're Albanians in 1991. The ship in that image is the Vlora, or at least the back half of it, full of Albanian refugees going to (or arriving in) Bari, Italy in the summer of 1991. The ...
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Are refugees in the UK holidaying in the countries they fled from?

While it is not about the situation in the UK themselves, it is, however, evidence that suggests similar cases could have occured there as well. In Switzerland refugees from Eritrea were suspected to ...
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Did the police in Italy force an elderly hotel owner to house African Illegal Immigrants on his property?

The hotel was seized (requisitioned) by the local government. This was not the first hotel to be seized. Profughi, il prefetto requisisce un hotel explains that an 1865 law provides for the ...
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Did Germany deny asylum because victim of blood feud could settle feud by giving two daughters to his enemies for marriage?

An article on this topic can be found on t-online.de. According to the article t-online has a copy of the official order from the BAMF. The article states that the Afghani is supposed to be deported ...
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Did Angela Merkel push to allow refugees to be employed as truck drivers?

The source In Vis à vis, which is a program from RBB’s radio channel Inforadio, Angela Merkel was interviewed in September 2016. The recording seems to have been available on http://www.inforadio.de/...
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Were 700000 Arab Palestinians forced out of their homes by Zionists?

They are referring to the 1948 Palestinian exodus. There are different estimates about the amount of people who left their homes, ranging from 539000 to 935000. Here is the estimate by the UN: The ...
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Was Sergei Brin a refugee?

There are two aspects to this question: Did Sergei Brin's family enter the US on a refugee visa? According to an article in the New York Times, Sergei Brin considers the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society ...
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Did a 5-year-old refugee die at the Greece-Turkey border?

There will likely never be an answer to this From DW: [A French reporter in Greece] said that the situation for journalists in Greece is becoming increasingly difficult, especially in the Evros River ...
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Are 90% of Middle Eastern refugees on food stamps in the United States?

Yes. The best source of information is OFFICE OF REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT ANNUAL REPORT TO CONGRESS FY 2014. According to table Table II-22: Public Assistance Utilization by Selected Refugee Groups by ...
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Are there more refugees now than at any time since World War II?

PEW also has an article on this, and they have displaced population data starting in 1951. The text that goes with it says: Nearly 1 in 100 people worldwide are now displaced from their homes, the ...
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"Applicants for asylum must prove that they have fifteen family members in the Netherlands."

It's not entirely clear what "Applicants for asylum must prove that they have fifteen family members in the Netherlands." means. Taken literally, it means that a person must prove this claim to apply, ...
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