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Italy’s Salvini threatens to use strict new law on German NGO...

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Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini threatened on Wednesday to use tough, new measures for the first time on a German charity ship, Sea Watch,...

Migrants drown off Lesbos

Two children, four women and a man drowned when a boat overturned off the Greek island of Lesbos, the coast guard said, the deadliest...

Migrants stranded off Tunisia

A rescue boat carrying around 75 migrants, most from Bangladesh, has been stuck off Tunisia for 12 days after authorities refused to let them...

ISS: Pressure grows on Africa to take back its migrants

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Migrant numbers to Europe have dropped dramatically since 2015 when the highest number of people recorded – over a million – arrived from outside...

Migrants rescued by Maltese armed forces

Malta’s armed forces rescued nearly 400 migrants in four separate sea operations and brought them ashore on the small Mediterranean island, the military said. A...

Migrants die in boat accident

At least two migrants died and around 25 others were missing after an inflatable boat capsized off western Libya, a spokesman for the coastguard...

Turkey breaks up smuggling ring that brought thousands of migrants to...

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Turkish police said on Wednesday they had detained the leaders of what they called Europe’s biggest people-smuggling ring, which helped thousands of irregular immigrants...

Italian police seize migrant boat, risking stand-off with deputy PM

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Italian prosecutors have ordered the seizure of a rescue boat anchored outside the port of Lampedusa in Sicily, triggering a potential tug-of-war with Deputy...

Migrants drown off Tunisia

At least 50 migrants drowned when their boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off the Tunisian coast after they left Libya hoping to reach...

UN wants Malta to drop terrorism charges against teenage migrants

The United Nations human rights office called on Malta to drop terrorism charges against three African teenage migrants arrested for hijacking a small commercial...

Migrants evacuated from Tripoli detention centre

The United Nations evacuated more than 350 migrants from a detention centre in southern Tripoli where a fierce battle raged as fighters from rival...

Migrants in Libyan jail were reportedly seriously wounded in shooting

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Migrants in a detention facility in the Libyan capital Tripoli have reportedly been seriously wounded in a random shooting, the U.N. migration agency IOM...

Terrorists on migrant boats – claim

Chaos in Libya following General Khalifa Haftar’s offensive increased the risk of terrorist presence on migrant boats headed for Italy, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini...

Mediterranean migrant stand-off

Four European Union countries agreed to take 64 African migrants rescued by German ship Alan Kurdi and stranded at sea for almost two weeks,...

Hijacked tanker seized by Maltese military

A small tanker hijacked by migrants off Libya docked in Malta’s Valletta port after Maltese Special Forces took control of the vessel, Reuters witnesses...

At least 30 migrants believed missing after boat sinking off Libya

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At least 30 migrants are believed to be missing after their boat sank off the western Libyan city of Sabratha this week, a coastguard...

Migrants hurt in detention centre clash

At least 50 migrants were reportedly injured after a protest in a detention centre in Tripoli, the United Nations said. The protest was “driven by...

Migrant rescue off Lampedusa

Eighty-seven migrants on a wood boat were rescued off the Italian island of Lampedusa and are due to go to Malta, officials said. Malta armed...

ISS: Maghreb’s changing politics of migration

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Irregular migration by people from the Maghreb is rising. Countries of the region that were previously transit spaces, have become zones of departure for...

Colombia recovers bodies of 12 African migrants drowned in accident

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Colombia’s navy has recovered the bodies of 12 African migrants, including seven children, who died in a shipwreck in the Caribbean, a source from...

Aid effort brings little relief for migrants trapped in Libya

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A bigger presence of relief agencies, U.N. workers and diplomats in Libya has done little to ease the plight of migrants abused in detention...

Mediterranean rated the world’s deadliest sea crossing

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Six people died every day last year trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe – “the world’s deadliest sea crossing” - the UN...

UNHCR sees anti-migrant rhetoric rise despite arrivals decline

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The United Nations’ refugee agency warned on Wednesday of a likely rise in anti-immigrant rhetoric ahead of European Parliament elections in May despite a...

Italian PM to allow migrants ashore

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte will allow 47 migrants stranded at sea off Sicily for 11 days on a rescue ship to come ashore,...

Migrants die in boat collision off Djibouti

More than 100 migrants are believed missing and 38 confirmed dead off Djibouti after two boats capsized, the UN. migration agency said. The overcrowded boats,...

Migrants feared drowned off Djibouti

More than 130 African migrants were missing off Djibouti after two overloaded boats capsized in rough seas, the United Nations migration agency said. The vessels...

Holland refuses Italian request to accept migrants

The Netherlands refused an Italian request to take 47 migrants from a humanitarian ship blocked from Italian ports, saying there was a need to...

Migrants back in Libya after failing to reach Italy

The United Nations criticised European countries for not allowing migrants to disembark at safe ports, as Libya’s coastguard said 500 migrants trying to reach...

Some 170 migrants missing in two Mediterranean incidents

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An estimated 170 migrants have been lost in the Mediterranean in two incidents involving dinghies that left from Libya and Morocco, migrants organisations said...

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

African migrants to turn the sea as travel options narrow

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Assane Diallo is making final preparations for a journey he knows could cost him his life: a thousand miles across open seas...

Stand-off ends – migrants brought to Malta

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Eleven migrants stranded on a Spanish fishing boat for more than a week after being rescued off Libya were brought to Malta...

Migrants apparently forced off container ship

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Libyan authorities allegedly forcibly disembarked at least 79 migrants who refused to leave a cargo ship that rescued them before docking in...

Libyan Coast Guard migrant mission

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The Libyan Coast Guard picked up 315 migrants trying to reach Europe in three inflatable boats in the Mediterranean Sea, a spokesman...

Migrants die during Africa Spain crossing

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At least 17 migrants died trying to cross from North Africa to Spain with rescuers picking up more than 100 others, the...

Ethiopian migrants die trying to reach South Africa

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Seven Ethiopian migrants drowned after a boat carrying 13 people capsized off the coast of Tanzania en route to South Africa, Tanzanian...

Morocco to deport Melilla migrants

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Morocco will deport 141 migrants arrested as they tried to storm a border fence at the Spanish enclave Melilla. a migrant died...

EU moving to end migration feud

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The head of the European Parliament said EU countries who refuse to host refugees could pay more for EU migration and development...

Angola, DR Congo migrant expulsion row

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Democratic Republic of Congo summoned the Angolan ambassador over the expulsion of Congolese migrants from Angola during a crackdown on artisanal diamond...

Angola condemned for migrant crackdown

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DR Congo's government condemned what it called violent expulsion by Angolan authorities of thousands of Congolese citizens during a crackdown on artisanal...

Migrants drown off Spain

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Three migrants drowned and 354 were rescued from dinghies in Spanish waters the maritime rescue service said. The nationalities of the dead...