Migrant crisis

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

UN: Over 270 migrants rescued and detained in Libya

The migrants were rescued in international waters on Monday by the “Vos Triton," sailing under the flag of Gibraltar.

published on : 17th June 2021

Spain's African enclave struggles to handle migrant influx

More than 8,000 people crossed into Spanish territory during the previous two days, with many risking their lives by swimming around a breakwater to reach a beach on the European side.

published on : 19th May 2021

EXPLAINER: Spain's migrant crisis in North Africa

About 8,000, including 2,000 believed to be minors, reached Ceuta in the past two days by swimming or paddling in small boats around breakwaters separating the two countries.

published on : 19th May 2021

Another migrant crisis looms in TN as industrial units hit by Covid again

After its first stint, Covid has now returned stronger than ever. Express holds a mirror to the distress the virus has caused among different sections

published on : 25th April 2021

No repeat of migrant misery, says minister Shivaram Hebbar

State government to issue valid identity cards to construction workers through Labour Department

published on : 22nd April 2021
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