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Migrant year to date

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Cold, hunger and danger - these are conditions people face when they flee their countries, often risking their lives to escape circumstances ranging from...

ISS: Fewer migrants to Europe, bigger problems for Africa

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Migration from Africa to Europe is increasingly being framed as a security threat to states and societies. The result is tighter border controls and...

EU immigration conundrum

European Union countries offered further funding for border policing in Greece and humanitarian aid in Idlib, Syria, but are in a bind over Turkey...

SA will protect immigrants

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Government emphasised its commitment to protecting the rights of foreign nationals living in South Africa. This is amid media reports of foreign nationals allegedly staging...

Falco EVO UAV used to monitor illegal migration in Mediterranean

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The European Union’s Frontex Maritime Aerial Surveillance project has been successfully using Falco EVO unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to monitor illegal immigrants in the...

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...

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...

Rescue boat Open Arms arrives in Spanish port with 87 migrants...

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Spanish rescue boat Open Arms arrived in the southern port of Algeciras on Thursday with 87 migrants the crew said they had...

US gives Somali immigrants 18 months more

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The Trump administration would allow some 500 Somalis to remain in the United States for at least another 18 months under protected...

Activists protest as Italy prepares to ship migrants to Spain

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Italy plans to transfer migrants crammed aboard a charity boat onto other vessels on Tuesday and then sail them all to Spain,...

Suffering for migrants in Libya ‘worse’ since fall-off in sea crossings

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Conditions for migrants already suffering severe abuse in Libya have deteriorated further since a European-backed push to stop boat departures led to...

Italian man held after driving through city shooting at black people

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An Italian man opened fire on African migrants in the central city of Macerata on Saturday, injuring six people before he was...

Migrant smuggling crackdown triggered clashes in Libyan city

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An armed group in the Libyan smuggling hub of Sabratha is being targeted because it began stopping migrant boats leaving for Italy,...

Rising migrant flow to Spain could become ‘big emergency’

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The rising flow of migrants to Spain from North Africa could evolve into a "big emergency" if the pace continues, the U.N.'s...

Italy-Malta migrant standoff ends as humanitarian boat docks in Sicily

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Italy on Wednesday gave permission to a Spanish humanitarian organisation to dock and disembark migrants in Sicily after three days of arguments...

Fifty-five African migrants feared dead in second drowning incident off Yemen

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Some 180 Ethiopian and Somali migrants were forced into rough seas off Yemen by smugglers early on Thursday and 55 of them...

Italian prosecutors widen investigation to include MSF over migrant rescues

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Italian prosecutors are investigating leading humanitarian organization Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), a legal source said on Saturday, over its role in rescuing...

Belgium should take frigate out of migration mission off Libya

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Belgium should withdraw its frigate from an EU mission to break up human trafficking networks near Libya because the presence of such...

ISS: Migration and violent extremism: a chain of false links?

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Two themes have been central to global security debates over the past few years: migration and violent extremism. These two phenomena are...

Scores of migrants feared drowned after boat capsizes in Mediterranean

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Around 60 migrants drowned after the rubber dinghy they were travelling in capsized in the Mediterranean, survivors told the International Organisation for...

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