Italy to fine migrant rescue ships €1 million

NGO run migrant rescue ships will be fined up to one million euros for defying a ban on entering Italian waters under a new League … Read more

EU interior ministers fail to find compromise on Mediterranean refugee rescue

European Union interior ministers meeting in Finland on Thursday failed to strike a stopgap deal to address ongoing disagreements about the bloc’s migration policies, particularly Read more

Pentagon to deploy additional 2,100 troops to U.S.-Mexico border

The Pentagon announced it would send an additional 1,000 Texas National Guard and 1,100 active duty troops to the border with Mexico, the latest deployment … Read more

US launches raids targeting migrant families

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Sunday launched raids targeting undocumented migrants across the country, according to the US officials.

US President Donald Trump … Read more

Germany calls for EU migrant redistribution ‘coalition’

Germany’s foreign minister says willing EU countries should redistribute migrants saved in the Mediterranean Sea. Some EU countries have vehemently opposed any form of redistribution … Read more

IOM, Experts Gather on Environmental Migration and Reintegration of Returning Migrants

In West Africa, environmental challenges are widely believed to drive migration from rural areas, where livelihoods are largely dependent on natural resources (agriculture, mining and Read more

More migrants land in Lampedusa

 

More migrants have reached Lampedusa in the second landing in a few hours between Sunday and Monday.

A small boat was intercepted about one … Read more

Moroccan Navy rescues 330 persons in 2 days

Morocco says that the Royal Navy has rescued about 330 migrants trying to cross the Strait of Gibraltar in unseaworthy craft.

The official Moroccan MAP … Read more

Rescue ship Alan Kurdi heading to Lampedusa

The German humanitarian group Sea-Eye has said one of its ships is on its way to the Italian port of Lampedusa with 65 rescued migrants … Read more

Salvini wants to strengthen security at Italian land borders

 

Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Friday said “we are controlling our borders by sea, and we also want to control them by land with Read more

Sea Watch captain to sue Salvini

 

    The Sea Watch captain Carola Rackete announced she would sue Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini for instigating hatred and crimes, after she received rape Read more

New controversy between Malta and Italy over saved migrants

The Italian NGO run Mediterranea migrant rescue ship carrying 54 migrants rescued off Libya Thursday has been stopped off Lampedusa according to a landing ban … Read more

The Netherlands mulling making it a crime to rescue migrants at sea

Government Coalition party the VVD has proposed to make it a crime to rescue migrants from drowning at sea, despite international treaties making it an … Read more

UN says Libyan guards opened fire on fleeing migrants after airstrike on detention centre

The United Nations said on Thursday it had information that Libyan guards shot at refugees and migrants trying to flee from airstrikes that killed at … Read more

Sea-Watch ship captain moved to secret location after threats

Carola Rackete, the German captain of a rescue charity ship, has received threats and has been moved to a secret location, the German charity Sea-Watch … Read more

New task force at Europol to target the most dangerous criminal groups involved in human trafficking and migrant smuggling

On 2 July, the Joint Liaison Task Force Migrant Smuggling and Trafficking in Human Beings (JLT-MS) was launched at Europol. This new operational platform will Read more

Sea Watch: Over €1 million donated by supporters for captain’s legal costs as Germany asks Italy to release her

Supporters of Sea-Watch 3 captain Carola Rackete raised over €1 million to cover legal costs for the German skipper, who was arrested Saturday for docking … Read more

Bodies of Salvadoran father and daughter return home for burial

The corpses of a Salvadoran father and his 23-month-old daughter, whose bodies lying face down in the Rio Grande became symbols of the perils of … Read more

Aylan Kurdi family heartbroken over unauthorized movie about ‘ the boy on the beach’

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Aylan Kurdi’s family is feeling heartbroken and … Read more

Mediterranean Migrant Arrivals Reach 27,834 in 2019

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) reports that 27,834 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea through 1 May, roughly a 35 per cent … Read more

US Mexico Drowning – Mother awaits her dead family’s return

Days after she lost her small daughter and husband to the treacherous currents of the Rio Grande, Tania Vanessa Avalos, 23, arrived back in El … Read more

1,600 children ‘reported dead or missing’ in the period 2014-2018

 

A new report reveals nearly 1,600 children – an average of almost one every day – were reported dead or missing between 2014 and … Read more

Pope saddened by image of dead migrant father and baby at US-Mexico border

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Pope Francis is profoundly saddened by the death … Read more

Asylum applications in EU rise but are far below the crisis period levels

 

The number of people seeking political asylum in the European Union is rising again, driven up by Latin American refugees, but flows are expected … Read more

Italy lets 10 stranded migrants disembark, moves to ban rescue ships from its waters

 

Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini allowed 10 of the 53 migrants stranded on the Sea-Watch 3 rescue ship to disembark but pressed ahead with … Read more