IOM

Paul Pogba dedicates goal to migrants sold as slaves in Libya

<b>(CNN) —</b> Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba used a triumphant performance for the English Premier League club to highlight the issue of migrants sold into slavery in Libya, after an exclusive CNN investigation last week.<p>After scoring the third goal in his side's 4-1 victory over Newcastle …

Paul Pogba

Sale of Migrants as Slaves in Libya Causes Outrage in Africa and Paris

CAIRO — A CNN report about the sale of African migrants as slaves in the North African nation of Libya has incited outrage in recent days, prompting a protest in central Paris, condemnation by the African Union and an official investigation.<p>Hundreds of protesters, mostly young black people, …

News

Libya says to probe 'slave auction' footage

Tripoli (AFP) - Libya will investigate alleged slave trading in the country, the internationally recognised government announced Sunday, following …

North Africa

Reporter describes 'surreal' experience of watching a migrant slave auction in Libya

Nima Elbagir has long heard horror stories from migrants about being bought and sold at Libyan slave auctions — and then she witnessed one first-hand.<p>…

Refugees

Libya migrant 'slave market' footage sparks outrage

<b>The African Union (AU) has expressed outrage after footage emerged appearing to show sub-Saharan migrants being sold at slave markets in Libya.</b><p>On the video, released by CNN this week, young men are seen being auctioned off as farm workers.<p>The AU chairman, President Alpha Conde of Guinea, demanded …

Africa

Over 250 migrants rescued off Spain

Spain is the third busiest gateway for migrants arriving in Europe, but far behind Italy and Greece. However, the number of people arriving by sea in …

Refugees

Libya opens investigation into slave auctions following CNN report

<b>(CNN) —</b> Libyan authorities have launched a formal investigation into slave auctions in the country following an exclusive CNN report earlier this week, the government said Friday.<p>"A high-level committee has been convened encompassing representatives from all the security apparatus to oversee this …

Africa

‘Modern-Day Slavery’: Migrants Sold At Slave Auction For $400 In Libya

Human rights are violated in Libya as the migrants who are trying to reach Europe through North Africa are sold at the slave auction for $400 by …

Refugees

Italy holds funeral for 26 Nigerian women drowned in Mediterranean

SALERNO, Italy (Reuters) - Italy held a mass funeral on Friday for 26 young Nigerian women who drowned while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea.<p>A man touches a coffin ahead of the funeral service for 26 Nigerian women who died last week while crossing the Mediterranean Sea, at the Salerno …

Italy

Young Rohingya Girls Fall Prey To Human Trafficking With Lure Of Jobs, Marriage

Widowed and alone 21-year-old Umme Kulthum had hoped for a fresh start in Bangladesh but was forced into prostitution instead, falling victim to what …

Refugees

Starved, 'mutilated' and blackmailed, migrants auctioned off as slaves, by smugglers in Libya

The migrants are forced to work as slaves after they run out of money to pay the smugglers to find them passage to Europe.<p>From becoming one of the …

Refugees

Child exploitation rife in Rohingya refugee camps

Rohingya refugee children wait in a queue to collect food in Palongkhali makeshift refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, on November 7, 2017. …

News (China)

Lebanon: UN Migration Agency Opens Recreational and Counselling Centre for Refugees, Host Communities in Lebanon

Source: International Organization for MigrationCountry: Lebanon, Syrian Arab Republic<br>Beirut – IOM, the UN Migration Agency last week (07/11) opened …

Refugees

IOM Report: Over 1,500 Refugees Reached the Greek Islands in November

Μigrant and refugee flows to Lesvos and other Greek islands in the northeastern Aegean remained high in November, based on the latest figures …

Refugees

People for sale: Where lives are auctioned for $400

<b>Tripoli, Libya (CNN)</b> -- "Eight hundred," says the auctioneer. "900 ... 1,000 ... 1,100 ..." Sold. For 1,200 Libyan dinars -- the equivalent of …

Refugees

Planning to settle in Slovakia? You will need to speak some Slovak

Free language courses available for foreigners living in the capital.

Slovakia

EU support of Libyan coast guard 'inhuman': U.N. rights chief

GENEVA (Reuters) - The European Union’s support for the Libyan coast guard is leading to the arbitrary and indefinite imprisonment of migrants in “inhuman” conditions, the U.N. human rights chief said on Tuesday.<p>Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights arrives at the 36th …

World News

U.S. Fight Against Islamist Terror Moves to Airwaves

The U.S. government is testing new strategies to counter Islamic State propaganda in Central Asia, a fertile recruiting ground for militant groups and birthplace of the suspect who attacked New York last month.<p>A new campaign by the U.S.-funded media outlet Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty that is …

U.S. Politics

Swing: Migrant abuse is blot on world's conscience

William Lacy Swing, director general of the International Organization for Migration, reacts to reporting by CNN's Nima Elbagir from a slave auction in Libya.

World News

UN Evacuates First Group of Refugees from Libya to Niger

The United Nations announced on Sunday the evacuation of a group of refugees from Libya to Niger, the first operation of its kind in the country.<p>The …

Refugees

‘Happiness Is Incomplete’: A Refugee Couple’s Scattered Lives

In 2001, Hazim, 65, a former English teacher, left his native Iraq for Jordan. His wife, Entidhar, 61, followed about three years later.<p>Entidhar, as a former school principal in Iraq, was a government employee, which required her to be a member of the Baath Party. Baathists ruled Iraq until the …

World News

Swiss-led meeting calls for better protection of refugees

Representatives from 13 European and African states as well as the European Union and the United Nations have agreed in principle to improve the …

Refugees

A List Of Loss: Newspaper Collects Tragic Tally Of 33,293 Dead Migrants

In July 2003, Elmas Ozmico died of blood poisoning in the U.K., where she had been seeking asylum with after fleeing Turkey in the back of a semi-trailer truck. Fatim Jawara, a 19-year-old who played on the Gambian national soccer team and dreamed of playing in Europe, drowned off the coast of …

World News

Quest: Human trafficking must be stopped

<b>Quest's Profitable Moment</b><p>I recently heard of an industry that makes more than $100 billion in profits. It has a seemingly never-ending source of raw materials and insatiable demand from some consumers. It sounds like the perfect investment -- until I tell you it's the business of human …

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal

Not Forgotten: The Health And Rights Of Rohingya Women And Girls

If you’ve opened a newspaper recently, you have probably seen reports detailing the flight of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees from their home in Myanmar across the border to Bangladesh. Amid ongoing violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State – violence which a top U.N. human rights official …

Rakhine State

US to scrap Central American child refugee program

The US will stop accepting applications for its child refugee program, which helped minors escape violence in Central America. The program was …

Immigration

Amnesty wants secure path to Europe for migrants in Libya

Ahead of a meeting of the Central Mediterranean Contact Group (CMCG) in Bern on Monday, Amnesty Switzerland has called to make it easier for migrants …

Refugees

Anger rises in Lesbos over crowded refugee camps

Lesbos mayor accuses Greek government of allowing island to become a giant prison camp<p>A surge in refugee arrivals has led to soaring tensions on Greece’s outlying Aegean islands, with Lesbos’s mayor accusing the government in Athens of allowing it to become a giant prison camp.<p>Boycotting …

Refugees

Nigeria:Death At Sea No Deterrent to Europe-Bound Nigerians - Activists

(Photo: Premium Times)AbujaMore than 11,000 Nigerian women and girls arrived in Italy by sea last year, up from 1,500 in 2014, and at least four in …

Nigeria

Italy begins autopsies of 26 drowned migrant girls

ROME (AFP) -<p>Italian pathologists began post-mortem examinations Wednesday of 26 migrant girls found dead at sea, as Nigeria called for an international inquiry into their deaths.<p>As authorities began the grim task, the bodies of five victims of another Mediterranean tragedy were brought to shore in …

Refugees