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Morocco foils 89 000 illegal immigration attempts

Morocco stopped 89,000 people from illegally migrating in 2018, up 37% on a year earlier, the interior ministry said. Morocco, which other Africans can...

Spanish migrant rescue boat operations halted

A Spanish charity boat which rescues migrants at sea has been blocked by authorities from operating in the Mediterranean, the non-governmental organisation said. The Barcelona...

Migrants disembark in Malta

Forty-nine migrants disembarked in Malta after spending over two weeks on board rescue ships, ending a stand-off in which European Union countries had refused...

Migrants at sea wait for safe port

Germany could take in some of the 300 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean in recent weeks, but dozens - including five children - remained...

Spain now “preferred” migrant destination

Most migrants who crossed the Mediterranean to Europe last year arrived in Spain, according to European Union estimates with Italy having the fewest irregular...

Channel migrants arrested

The UK's National Crime Agency (NCA) made two arrests on suspicion of arranging illegal movement of migrants across the English Channel into Britain. A 33-year-old...

Malta rescues 249 migrants in 24 hours; NGO boats held offshore

Malta's armed forces saved 180 migrants in two rescue operations in the Mediterranean on Monday, less than 24 hours after picking up another group...

U.N. members adopt global migration pact

A majority of U.N. states adopted on Monday a non-binding global pact to better handle migrant flows, Morocco's foreign minister said, though fewer governments...

Aquarius, the last Mediterranean refugee rescue ship, ends operations

The last refugee rescue ship working in the Mediterranean Sea, Aquarius, has ended her operations, French NGO Medecins sans Frontieres said late on Thursday,...

Migrants die off Libya

Fifteen migrants died in a boat off the Libyan coast after 12 days at sea without food or water, an Egyptian survivor...

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