U.S. in talks with Spain, Canada about taking more refugees -sources
Spain could accept refugees from Central America.
Please help the Ukrainian refugees
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Mallorcan Ukrainian aid mission needs your help
Your chance to help get food and medicines to the Ukraine and bring refugees back to Palma.
Archbishop of Canterbury praises volunteers helping refugees in Christmas sermon
“It’s not politics, it’s simply humanity."
Watchtowers to be lit up in support of refugees' plight
The lighting-up of the watchtowers will take place on Saturday evening.
First Syrian refugees arrive in Majorca on Monday
Eight men - four from Syria, three from Iraq and one from the Central African Republic - are to be admitted.
Majorca welcomes first refugee intake
The first refugees have come from Albania and will be followed by 38 over the next few weeks who are currently in Greece.
Council of Majorca to make available 88,000 euros for Chios refugees
President Miquel Ensenyat said that the reaction of Majorcan society has been exceptional and demonstrated that Majorca is a place of solidarity.
Request for tourist tax revenue to Social Services Council
Revenue raised by the tourist tax would be devoted to social infrastructures.
March in support of refugees criticises European governments
In Spain, nothing should impede the accommodation of at least 20,000 refugees, to which the Balearic government, island councils and town hall can contribute.
Majorca Solidarity Fund to channel aid to refugees
The initial budget for the aid will be 50,000 euros from the fund’s resources for emergencies.
Refugee hostel will be ready by the end of November
The hostel is regional government property and has 53 places in 23 rooms which "could be increased with supplementary beds if this were to prove to be necessary".
Spain receives first group of refugees
Four women and eight men, were received on Sunday evening by the Secretary of State for Security.
Refugee plan suffers blow, youth hostel has fewer places
At the moment the centre in Arenal does not have any electricity and it will take six weeks to get it ready for refugees.
The past week in the Bulletin
A week dominated by one story - refugees - but we also had the Balearic parliament back in session following the summer break, the eco-tax row going on and Santa Ponsa moving towards centre stage.
Palma to be a port for receiving refugees
Balearics has asked the EU to review its refugee policies.
Balearics could take in 300 refugees
The proposal was made during an extraordinary meeting of the conference on immigration in Madrid.
Bishop of Majorca backs Pope’s call to help refugees
One of the first tasks in this regard will be for senior representatives of the Majorca Diocese to assess what properties and capacity are available.
The past week in the Bulletin
Weather featured heavily last week. Very heavily. Other main topics were a holiday from hell, a meeting in Madrid that wasn't as hellish as it might have been, and a very different hell - the humanitarian crisis of refugees.