Migrant Crisis

Turkey: 12 migrants freeze to death after Greece pushback

Turkey, which hosts about 3.7 million Syrian refugees, is a major crossing point for migrants from the Middle East, Asia and Africa seeking a better life in European Union countries.

published on : 2nd February 2022

Rights group urges EU to stop returning migrants to ‘hellish’ Libya

Many of those who have been returned to Libya are held in government-run detention centers where they suffer from abuse, including torture, rape and extortion

published on : 31st January 2022

EU nations urge stronger borders to ease migration pressure

Interior Ministers from various EU countries described the influx of migrants as dramatic and urged swift actions, including reinforcing the EU's borders.

published on : 21st January 2022

Red Crescent: Bodies of 27 migrants wash ashore in Libya

The Red Crescent, a Muslim organization equivalent to the Red Cross, posted images purporting to show bodies floating in the Mediterranean Sea with its workers putting them in black burial bags.

published on : 26th December 2021

US, Europe expand Belarus sanctions for 'orchestrating' migrant crisis

The sanctions targeted senior security and justice officials, prominent media figures, one of Lukashenko's sons, defense-related firms and a major fertilizer exporter.

published on : 3rd December 2021

When migrants go missing on the Atlantic route to Spain

For worried relatives, trying to find information about people lost on the notoriously dangerous route to the Spanish Atlantic archipelago can be a nightmare.

published on : 3rd December 2021

Migrant crisis front and centre in Pope Francis's Greece-Cyprus trip

The overcrowded camp on Lesbos that Francis was taken to in 2016 burnt to the ground last year during protests against pandemic restrictions.

published on : 30th November 2021

France lashes out at Britain's latest proposal on migrants

In a public letter to French President Emmanuel Macron, British PM Boris Johnson laid out a series of proposals of how the two countries can deal with the crisis, following the sinking of a boat

published on : 26th November 2021

Border crisis is 'greatest' bid to destabilise Europe since Cold War: Poland PM Mateusz Morawiecki

Later on Sunday, the Polish head of government will meet his counterparts from the Baltic states -- two of which also share a border with Belarus -- to discuss the conflict.

published on : 21st November 2021

Belarus accuses Polish border forces of beating migrants

Hundreds of desperate migrants are trapped in freezing temperatures on the border and the presence of troops from both sides has raised fears of a confrontation.

published on : 10th November 2021

German rescue boat stuck in Mediterranean with 800 migrants

The German rescue boat Sea-Eye 4 set a course for the southern Italian island of Lampedusa on Thursday after picking up 400 migrants from a sinking wooden boat, doubling the number of people on board.

published on : 6th November 2021

Don't send migrants back to Libya and 'inhumane' camps: Pope

Pope Francis called on the international community to find concrete ways to manage migratory flows in the Mediterranean Sea.

published on : 24th October 2021

Germany seeks to curb migrant crossings from Poland

Authorities in Germany say about 4,500 illegal crossings have been registered since August. Many of them are people from Syria and Iraq who flew to Belarus in the hope of reaching the EU via Poland.

published on : 20th October 2021

UN concerned about detained migrants vanishing in Libya

Libya has for years been a hub for African and Middle Eastern migrants fleeing war and poverty in their countries and hoping for a better life in Europe.

published on : 18th September 2021