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Looking for Home: Germany to Accept 10,000 Refugees from MENA Region

Germany is going to accept refugees under an EU program to resettle people that are considered particularly vulnerable while the controls on the …

North Africa

Greek Court Upends Rules Limiting Migrants’ Movements

ATHENS — The authorities in Greece were scrambling on Thursday to respond to a top court’s ruling that migrants arriving on Greek islands could travel freely around the country, a decision that could relieve pressure on detention centers but potentially undermine a European Union agreement to …

European Union

Statistics on refugees and asylum-seekers in the Northern Europe region

The UNHCR Northern Europe factsheets give an overview of the 2017 data concerning asylum-seekers, refugees and stateless persons in the region.<p>article<p>…

North Africa

More trouble at Moria refugee camp as clinic is destroyed

The overnight medical clinic at the Moria refugee camp on the island of Lesbos in the Eastern Aegean Sea has been destroyed in rioting between …

North Africa

Refugees and Migrants: Economic and Social Integration | SkollWF 2018

Refugees

A former refugee, she's now the first Latina CEO of a major US company

"Why not me?" It's a question Geisha Williams, CEO and President of PG&E Corp., has asked throughout her career.<p>Williams made history last year becoming the first Latina CEO of a Fortune 500 company. But the Cuban-born immigrant admits that she once had "pretty modest" career aspirations. That all …

New Jersey

One hundred refugees and migrants rescued in the Aegean

One hundred refugees and migrants were rescued by the Greek coast guard and the European Union’s border agency Frontex in the eastern Aegean at dawn …

North Africa

Nearly five million in India's Assam at risk of citizenship loss

Critics warn new citizens' list could render Muslims and long-term refugees in border state of Assam stateless.<p><b>Guhawati, India</b> - Nearly five million people in India's eastern state of Assam face the threat of deportation after a top government official said they have failed to provide documentation …

India

Germany: Truck driver given jail sentence for smuggling 51 migrants | News | DW | 20.03.2018

A Turkish man was sentenced to jail for trying to smuggle 51 migrants into Germany last year. The court ruled the man was indifferent to the health …

Tension in Florence after immigrant is shot dead

The man, named by media as 54-year-old Idy Diene, died after being shot six times by a 65-year-old who is now in police custody.<p>Around 300 people …

'We will cut your throats': The anatomy of Greece's lynch mobs

With anti-migrant violence hitting a fever pitch, victims ask why Greek authorities have carried out so few arrests.<p><b>Goritsa, Greece -</b> Scrawled in spray paint on a deserted building at the entrance to Goritsa, a Greek farming village on the outskirts of Aspropyrgos, is a large black X crossing out …

Immigration

Top army brass fear return of ‘migrant crisis’ as Italians veer to the right

Senior officers in the Armed Forces of Malta are fearing the rise of the hard right in Italy’s elections will precipitate “a serious situation” for …

Italy: 800 migrants rescued from Mediterranean Sea, two bodies found | News | DW | 27.01.2018

The Italian coast guard has said it coordinated the rescue of some 800 migrants from the Mediterranean Sea. Seven children with water in the lungs …

Italy's Northern League pledges mass migrant deportations

Analysts doubt viability of far-right plan but it highlights nature of pre-election debate<p>Italy’s far-right Northern League has promised to introduce mass deportations of asylum seekers to Africa as part of a radical reshaping of migration policies if it wins next month’s elections.<p>The party, led …

North Africa

EU refugee quotas: interior ministers seek compromise as deadline looms | News | DW | 25.01.2018

The question of refugee quotas has caused a divide between European Union countries, particularly between the east and west. Can the 28-nation bloc …

Libyan coastguard recovers bodies of two migrants, others missing | Reuters

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya’s coastguard on Sunday recovered the bodies of two female migrants who perished trying to cross the Mediterranean and picked up at least 250 survivors from two boats east of Tripoli, officials said.<p>A migrant rests with her children at a naval base after they were brought …

North Africa

White House proposes path to citizenship for 1.8 million people

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump is proposing giving 1.8 million young undocumented immigrants a pathway to citizenship in exchange for $25 billion for his long-promised wall and a host of other strict immigration reforms, according to a White House framework proposed Thursday.<p>In what the …

Immigration

Panicked migrants pulled from sea as eight die and 86 rescued from sinking smuggler's boat

Rescuers managed to pull 86 migrants from the sea as the smuggler's boat they were travelling on began to sink.<p>Tragically at least eight migrants, …

Rowing

The 15 most popular countries for migrants

Of the 244 million international migrants recorded in 2015, 58% had made homes in developed nations, with just over a third originating from developing nations.<p>Over the last decade, several Middle Eastern countries have seen huge increases in the total number of immigrants arriving to live and …

Geography

Deaf People Show How To Swear In Sign Language, And It’s Shamefully Entertaining

In case you weren't aware, deaf people swear just as much as the rest of us - they're just able to do it a little more discreetly. YouTube channel …

Language

The legal barrier trapping women in Greece's refugee camps

Today, Theresa May meets EU heads of state to take stock of Brexit. While the divorce bill, Irish border and future status of European citizens …

German naval vessel rescues more than 100 migrants off Libyan coast

A Bundeswehr vessel has rescued 102 migrants off the coast of Libya. In a dramatic few days of rescue missions, a further 50 migrants were airlifted …

North Africa

Anti-migrant leader pushes to win national power in Italy

The leader of an Italian party that hopes to capitalize on growing resentment of migrants and asylum-seekers told supporters in Rome Sunday it would be "splendid" if he wins national elections and his government can issue one-way tickets home to undeserving refugees.<p>Matteo Salvini wants to propel …

Large Number of Migrants and Refugees Leave from Lesvos; Migration Ministry's Decongestion Plan in Full Progress

Lesvos island decongestion plan is in full progress. 408 persons have left the island in the last 24 hours.<p>152 refugees and migrants left on Friday …

Refugees occupy Syriza party office in Lesbos

With the support of local anti-fascists, 34 refugees have taken over an office belonging to Greece's ruling party.<p><b>Mytilene, Lesbos Island, Greece -</b> When 17-year-old Karime Qias, an Afghan refugee, arrived in Greece's Moria refugee camp two months back, she felt as though she had arrived in …

'They treated her like a dog': tragedy of the six-year-old killed at Croatian border

Madina Hussiny’s family say they were put in harm’s way after crossing from Serbia, then had to fight for the return of her body<p>When the train hit six-year-old Madina Hussiny, her family stumbled to the watching Croatian border police begging for help, her body limp in their arms.<p>The same officers …

Human Rights

Europe’s paranoia about African migrants enabled the Libyan slave market

A man called out numbers against the murky darkness of the Libyan night: “400, 500, 600, 650.” These were bids in Libyan dinars during a slave auction. Video footage of these scenes, aired in mid-November by CNN, thrust concerns about the conditions facing migrants at Europe’s borders back into the …

North Africa

Syrian refugees trapped in a no man's land

Thousands are stranded along the Jordanian-Syrian border as the international community evades responsibility.<p>In a no man's land along the Syria-Jordan border, an estimated 55,000 Syrians escaped the horrors of Syria's conflict only to languish, abandoned in the desert as one country after another …

EU to give 39 mln more to Italy for migration issues - Politics

BRUSSELS - The European Commission has allocated 40 million more euros to support Italy in managing migration flows from the central Mediterranean …