IOM

Africa: Thousands Still Dying At Sea En Route to Europe

(File photo).<p>United Nations — Amid concerns that 160 people may have drowned while attempting to cross the Mediterranean this week alone, the UN …

Refugees

Spain: 2 migrants dead after boat sinks in Mediterranean

MADRID — Two migrants have died after their boat sank while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to European shores, Spain’s maritime rescue service …

Refugees

Brand Africa and biodiversity focus of the 9th edition of INVESTOUR

World cannot stand idle as millions in DR Congo ‘suffer in silence’<p>Published<p>2 days ago<p>on<p>January 18, 2018<p>Photo: Joseph Mankamba/OCHA-DRC<p>Second …

OECD

Migrants Shift to Old, Risky Route to Spain and Europe

Increased controls on migration flows in Turkey and Libya, together with political and social instability in northern Morocco, are pushing record …

Refugees

Migrants risking life across western Mediterranean set to rise

MADRID: Europe’s border watchdog says the number of migrants and asylum-seekers coming across the western Mediterranean Sea to Europe this year is …

Refugees

Spain detains two smugglers over migrant deaths

The inflatable boat was found Monday off a beach at the popular resort of Costa Teguise in Lanzarote in Spain's Canary Islands with five bodies …

Spain

EU 'hypocrisy' condemns people to Libya

He said the EU would not itself forcibly send people back to Libya but instead uses the Libyan coastguard to do the dirty work.<p>"It is time for this …

Migration

Five migration trends to watch in 2018

2017 saw a host of new and quickly deepening humanitarian crises from Southeast Asia to Africa. But behind this rising tide of forced displacement …

Migration

Some 1,400 migrants rescued at sea, two bodies recovered - Italy coast

ROME (Reuters) - Some 1,400 migrants were plucked from overcrowded boats off the coast of Libya on Tuesday, Italy’s coastguard said, and two bodies were recovered.<p>Vessels belonging to the Italian coastguard and finance police, the European Union anti-smuggling operation, Sophia, and ships run by …

Refugees

IOM Staffer Found After Being Abducted in Sabha

Member of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives for Sabha city Musbah Doma said that security forces have found International Organization for …

Middle East

5 ways the world is pulling apart - CNNMoney

Links between nations are eroding, and divisions in society are becoming ever wider.<p>As world leaders, including President Trump, gather at the World Economic Forum in Davos this month to discuss how to create "a shared future in a fractured world," CNNMoney takes a look at some of the major forces …

World Economic Forum

In a milestone for Iraq, more are returning home than leaving

Iraqis are returning home in greater numbers than fleeing from conflict for the first time in four years, the International Organization for …

Islamic State (ISIS)

The Number of Refugees and Migrants Coming to Europe is Now Dropping. Here's Why

By: Joanne Lu on January 11, 2018<p>Two years after sparking an unprecedented humanitarian and political crisis, the largest influx of refugees and …

Refugees

2018 already proves deadly for migrants

Less than two weeks into the New Year and 81 migrants have already died trying to reach Europe.<p>The latest fatalities occured on Tuesday night when a rubber dinghy deflated at sea. The Libyan coastguard rescued 16 people but at least 50 others are feared dead.<p>Two other boats were also rescued and …

Refugees

Short on Space for Migrants, Spain Sent Them to a Town’s New Prison

ARCHIDONA, Spain — When the Spanish authorities intercepted about 500 Algerian migrants who had traveled by boat to the southeastern coast of Spain, a space shortage in the country’s migrant detention centers left few options for where to send the new arrivals.<p>So the government sent them to an …

World News

Analysis: What guides Vatican diplomacy?

Vatican City, Jan 10, 2018 / 02:00 pm (CNA).- At a traditional new year's meeting between Pope Francis and diplomats to the Vatican, the pope painted …

Christianity

Survivors say some 50 migrants may have drowned off Libya after 300 are rescued

Survivors from a boat that sank off Libya’s coast on Tuesday said about 50 people who had embarked with them were missing and feared dead.<p>Libyan …

Refugees

UN Environment and WHO agree to major collaboration on environmental health risks

During the final days of 2017, IOM, the UN Migration Agency succeeded in completing two movements of stranded Somalis and Ethiopians out of Yemen, …

Refugees

Scores of migrants missing in Mediterranean: Libyan Navy

The inflatable boat was carrying more than 100 people when it went down, according to navy spokesman Ayoub Kacem, who said rescuers had saved just 17 …

Refugees

Inaction Has Put A Price On The Lives Of Rohingya Children

How much is a child worth?<p>Before you say "priceless" without a second thought, ask yourself again — only this time imagine you are starving and you …

Refugees

Why horrid tales alone won't help German asylum applications

Afghan asylum seekers in Germany often narrate terrifying accounts of the circumstances that led to their departure from their home country. But can …

World News

Number of asylum requests in Sweden hits eight-year low

In total, 25,666 people applied for asylum in Sweden in 2017, the lowest figure since 2009, Migration Agency figures show.<p>This was a decrease of more …

Sweden

Nigeria:16,387 Nigerians Deported in 2017 - Govt

(Photo: Premium Times)The Comptroller General of the Nigerian Immigration Service Muhammadu Babandede has disclosed that a total of 16,387 Nigerians …

Nigeria

UN raises probable death toll in migrant boat sinking to 64

The UN migration agency now says 64 people likely lost their lives when a boat carrying migrants sank off Libya on Saturday. Initial reports had put …

Refugees

'Vulnerable' Afghans should be part of EU relocation plan: Greece

ATHENS (AFP) -<p>Greece and refugee agencies on Tuesday called for the European Union to include "vulnerable" Afghans and unaccompanied minors in the EU's relocation programme.<p>Under the scheme some 30,000 refugees, mainly Syrian, have been moved from Greece and Italy to other parts of the EU, a figure …

Refugees

Nigerian Migrants Get a Welcome Home. Jobs Are Another Story.

BENIN CITY, Nigeria — It had been 10 hours since he left Libyan shores, and Desmond Isaac was so close to Italy he felt like he could almost see it. Then, a Libyan Coast Guard vessel appeared and Mr. Isaac, a 32-year-old Nigerian who had sold all of his possessions to make it to Europe, was plucked …

Refugees

ISIS Refugees in Iraq Forced to Return to Dangerous Areas so the Prime Minister Can Win the Election

Iraqi security forces are forcibly returning civilians from refugee camps to unsafe areas in the predominantly Sunni Anbar province, exposing them to …

Refugees

Up to 64 migrants drown in weekend sinking off Libya: NGOs

CATANIA, Italy (Reuters) - Up to 64 migrants died off the coast of Libya at the weekend when their flimsy boat sank, humanitarian groups said on Monday after talking with survivors evacuated to Italy.<p>Eighty six people were plucked from the stricken rubber dinghy on Saturday and eight bodies, all …

Refugees

Children of Terror Left Behind in Iraq

Both of Maya's parents were Islamic State suicide bombers. Her four siblings were among their victims.<p>Plump, smiling and younger than two years old, …

Islamic State (ISIS)

EU accused of broken promises over failing migrant repatriation scheme

The European Union’s “assisted voluntary return” scheme is designed to persuade hundreds of thousands of migrants in Libya to return home rather than …

Migration