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Nearly 500,000 migrants reached Greece in quarter four – EU border...

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Nearly half a million irregular migrants arrived in Greece in the last three months of 2015, most of whom then moved north...

Boat sinks off Turkish coast, at least 18 migrants drown

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At least 18 people attempting to reach Greece drowned after their boat sank off the Turkish coast on Sunday, the state-run Anadolu...

Boat sinks off Turkish coast, at least 18 migrants drown

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At least 18 people attempting to reach Greece drowned after their boat sank off the Turkish coast on Sunday, the state-run Anadolu...

Turkey detains refugee smugglers, stops 120 Syrians from sailing to Greece

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Turkish authorities on Saturday detained at least two human traffickers after they shuttled some 120 Syrian refugees to the Aegean coast in...

Egypt migrant departures stir new concern in Europe

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The European Union fears Mediterranean migrant smuggling gangs are reviving a route from Egypt, officials told Reuters, putting thousands of people to...

Senior German official denies media report on 3.6 million refugees by...

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The head of Germany's Federal Office for Migration and Refugees on Thursday denied a media report which said Berlin was expecting a...

German government expects arrival of 3.6 million refugees by 2020 –...

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The German government expects a total influx of 3.6 million refugees by 2020, with an average of half a million people arriving...

Italy’s navy rescues 700 migrants from six boats, four found dead

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More than 700 migrants were rescued from six leaky boats in the sea between Tunisia and Sicily on Tuesday and four were...

Migrant flows to Europe top 110,000 so far in 2016 –...

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More than 110,000 migrants and refugees have arrived in Greece and Italy already this year, a sharp increase on 2015, the International...

People-smuggling gangs net 6 billion euros in migrant traffic to Europe...

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People-smuggling gangs netted up to 6 billion euros ($6.6 billion) last year, most of it from the traffic of migrants into Europe,...

NATO launches sea mission against people-smugglers

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NATO ships are on their way to the Aegean Sea to help Turkey and Greece crack down on criminal networks smuggling refugees...

Twenty-three migrants drown as boat capsizes near Turkey, coast guard says

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Twenty-three migrants drowned off Turkey's Aegean coast as they tried to reach a Greek island, the Turkish coast guard said, and a...

Italy navy recovers six bodies, rescues 290 from migrant boats

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Italy's navy rescued 290 migrants and recovered six bodies from the water near a half-sunken rubber boat on Thursday, the first sea...

Twelve migrants drown as boat sinks off Greek island

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Twelve migrants drowned when their boat sank off a Greek island close to Turkey, the Greek coastguard said on Thursday, as people...

Syrians fleeing war find unlikely refuge in Sudan

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Frantically serving up Syrian-style sandwiches and platters of chicken and meat, Shawermat Anas opens onto a busy street in Khartoum. Those from...

More than 1,200 boat migrants rescued off Libya on Tuesday: Italian...

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Italy's coast guard said on Tuesday it had coordinated the rescue of 1,271 migrants from rubber and wooden boats in several operations...

More than 1,200 boat migrants rescued off Libya on Tuesday: Italian...

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Italy's coast guard said on Tuesday it had coordinated the rescue of 1,271 migrants from rubber and wooden boats in several operations...

At least 43 migrants drown when boats capsize off Greek islands

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At least 43 people, including 17 children, drowned when their boats capsized off two Greek islands near the Turkish coast on Friday,...

ISS: Time to get real about migrant deaths

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In Africa, Europe, the Middle East and elsewhere, migration became a major theme last year as an unprecedented number of migrants and...

Germany seeks to limit migration from North Africa

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Germany wants to limit migration from North Africa by declaring Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia 'safe countries', officials from the ruling coalition said...

Ending the war in Syria is best hope to stop migrant...

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Ending the war in Syria is the best hope of reducing the heavy flow of asylum seekers into Europe, which continues despite...

One dead, up to five missing from migrant boat – Italy...

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The body of a drowned woman was recovered and as many as five other migrants were missing after people smugglers threw them...

U.N. says 850,000 to cross sea to Europe this year and...

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At least 850,000 people are expected to cross the Mediterranean seeking refuge in Europe this year and next, the United Nations said...

Bodies of 34 migrants found on Turkish coast, at least 12...

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The bodies of 34 migrants, at least seven of them children, were found at two sites along Turkey's Aegean coast on Tuesday...

Europe talks tough on migrant strategies

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Germany and France have proposed giving an EU border force the power -- in theory at least -- to patrol Greece's frontiers...

Six migrant children die after boat sinks off western Turkey

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At least six children died and eight other people rescued on Tuesday after a boat carrying migrants bound for Greece capsized off...

Almost 2,000 migrants plucked from Mediterranean en route to Italy

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Rescuers pulled almost 2,000 migrants from 11 boats that were attempting to cross the Mediterranean and reach Italy, the Italian coastguard said...

Insight – Psychological first aid: Migrant trauma demands alternative therapies

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Europe's migrant crisis is forcing the advancement of new psychological therapies that go beyond existing treatments to help victims not of one...

Declaring ‘new beginning’, EU and Turkey seal migrant deal

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Turkey promised to help stem the flow of migrants to Europe in return for cash, visas and renewed talks on joining the...

ISS: Migration – fortresses in our midst

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The statement made by African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma in Valetta, Malta, on 11 November should not have gone unnoticed...

Egypt finds five dead Sudanese migrants near Israel border

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At least five Sudanese migrants were shot dead along Egypt's border with Israel on Monday, security sources said. It was not immediately clear...

Around 20 African migrants lost at sea after boat sinks

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Around 20 African migrants are missing at sea after their boat sunk in the Atlantic Ocean around 20 miles off the coast...

Eight migrants drown after boat sinks off Greek island

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Eight migrants drowned and at least another three were missing after their inflatable boat sank off the Greek island of Kos early...

Egypt finds 15 dead African migrants near Israel border

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Egyptian police found the bodies of 15 African migrants on Sunday who appeared to have been shot dead in the turbulent area...

EU launches $2 billion emergency fund for Africa to combat migration

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Leaders of the European Union formally launched an emergency trust fund for Africa on Thursday with an initial $2 billion (1.31 billion...

Fourteen dead after migrant boat sinks off Turkish coast: report

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Fourteen people died and a further 27 were rescued by Turkish authorities after their boat sank on its way to the Greek...

Safe haven elusive for Africans fleeing conflict, climate stress

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The growing flow of migrants into drought-prone Niger, whose own population often struggles with hunger, raises tough questions about why people are...

Home Affairs reviewing migration policy

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The Chairperson of the Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) set up to look at migration, Minister Jeff Radebe, says the South African government is...

Europe hopes to stall migration at meeting with Africa

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Leaders of the European Union meet African counterparts on Malta on Wednesday, hoping pledges of cash and other aid can slow the...

Helicopters winch Lebanese, Syrian migrants from sea off Cyprus

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Twenty-six people thought to be Lebanese and Syrian were winched to safety by helicopters off Cyprus in an overnight operation when their...

Almost 220,000 migrants, a record, reached Europe by sea in October:...

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A monthly record of 218,394 migrants and refugees arrived in Europe by sea in October, up from 172,843 in September, Adrian Edwards,...

Six infants drown as migrant boat capsizes off Greek island

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Eleven migrants including six infants drowned when their boat capsized off the Greek island of Samos, trapping most of them in the...

Greece says twenty-two migrants drown off Aegean islands, 144 rescued

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Greece rescued 138 refugees and recovered the bodies of 19 after their boat capsized off the island of Kalymnos, the coastguard said...

EU, battling migrant crisis, urges Eritrea to respect human rights

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European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini called on Tuesday for greater respect for human rights in Eritrea, a major source country...

EU migrant arrivals 170,000 in Sept

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Some 170,000 irregular migrants entered the European Union in September, the bloc's border agency Frontex said on Tuesday, taking the total for...

Nearly 100 migrants reported dead off Libya; Greeks bust smuggling ring

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Nearly 100 migrants are reported to have died in the Mediterranean off Libya since Sunday, the International Organization for Migration said on...

Camcopter S-100 assists in rescuing 8 800 refugees in the Mediterranean

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In five months of operation, the NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) rescued over 8 800 people in the Mediterranean, with the...

ISS: Zuma ad-libs a controversial position on the migration crisis

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President Jacob Zuma's speechwriters and foreign policy advisers must have been as startled as the European Union (EU) ambassadors when he launched...

Border-free Europe unravels as migrant crisis hits record day

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Two decades of frontier-free travel across Europe unravelled on Monday as countries re-established border controls in the face of an unprecedented influx...

Twenty eight refugees drown off Greek island

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Twenty eight refugees drowned off a Greek island on Sunday when their boat sank, the coastguard said, thought to be the largest...