2,200 migrants rescued in Mediterranean
Oct25

2,200 migrants rescued in Mediterranean

The Italian Coast Guard announced Monday they saved more than 2,000 migrants in the Mediterranean Sea over the course of multiple missions during the day. They also recovered dozens of bodies. After coordinating 21 different rescue missions, the Italian Coast Guard announced they saved 2,200 migrants on the Mediterranean Sea on Monday. Migrants were found floating in 18 rubber dinghies and three smaller boats. The European...

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Migrants start evacuating Calais ‘Jungle’ Camp
Oct24

Migrants start evacuating Calais ‘Jungle’ Camp

Migrants began arriving early Monday at official meeting points set by French authorities as part of the full evacuation of the Calais “Jungle” camp, according to an AFP journalist at the scene. Men and women carrying suitcases and bundles of possessions gathered in front of a warehouse which is serving as the main headquarters of the operation in which some 6,000 to 8,000 migrants will be moved to reception centres across...

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At least 28 migrants dead off Libya
Oct05

At least 28 migrants dead off Libya

Twenty-eight Europe-bound migrants were found dead on a day of frantic rescues off Libya on Tuesday, including at least 22 in an overloaded wooden boat, an AFP photographer and the Italian coastguard said. The photographer, who was able to go aboard the vessel, said it appeared that many of the dead had suffocated. He said there were about 1,000 people on three levels. He counted 22 bodies and said there were more dead in the hold....

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EC chief Juncker: ‘Big risk’ of EU-Turkey migrant deal collapsing
Jul30

EC chief Juncker: ‘Big risk’ of EU-Turkey migrant deal collapsing

European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker said that the EU’s deal with Turkey on halting the flow of migrants towards the bloc is at risk of breaking down, in comments published Friday (July 29). “The risk is big. The success so far of the pact is fragile. President (Recep Tayyip) Erdogan has already hinted several times that he wants to scrap it,” Juncker told Austrian daily Kurier. “(If that happens) then...

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Migrant Arrivals in Greece Increase after Failed Coup Attempt in Turkey
Jul29

Migrant Arrivals in Greece Increase after Failed Coup Attempt in Turkey

The number of migrants arriving in Greece has increased following the failed July 15 coup attempt in Turkey, AFP has reported, citing officials. Three days after the coup attempt, a group of Turkish officials tasked with monitoring the EU-Turkey accord on migration on the Greek side returned home, and have yet to be replaced, AFP said on Thursday. Around 13,000 members of the military, police, judiciary, and civil servants have been...

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