525 REFUGEES DIE AT SEA IN FIRST FEW WEEKS OF 2017

IT IS CLEAR THAT FROM LIBYA WE ARE SEEING A MIXED FLOW OF REFUGEES AND MIGRANTS ESCAPING EXTREME POVERTY.

AT LEAST ANOTHER FOUR REFUGEES DIED ON FRIDAY, BRINGING THE 2017 DEATH TOLL TO 525 PEOPLE, ACCORDING TO IOM.

"It is clear that from Libya we are seeing a mixed flow of refugees and migrants escaping extreme poverty.
WATCH: Migrant dreams - Bangladeshi workers in Singapore A rising number of Bangladeshi refugees are trying to reach Europe, according to the latest IOM data.
Along with impending border control efforts, refugees were subject to increasingly cruel treatment by smugglers, including being packed into flimsier boats, Sunderland said.

More refugees have died in the Mediterranean over the first nine weeks of this year compared with the same period in 2016, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM). From January 1 to March 9, at least...

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AT LEAST 31 DEAD AS BOAT SINKS OFF LIBYA


The weather conditions these days are favourable for sending migrants to European shores on boats that are often unseaworthy, Colonel Abu Ajala Abdelbari said... READ MORE

25th November, 2017 394

2,000 MIGRANTS DROWNED BY WORLD REFUGEE DAY


More than 2,000 migrants have died attempting treacherous boat crossings to Europe so far this year, following three more shipwrecks announced on World Refugee Day... READ MORE

21st June, 2017 237

EU MIGRANT CRISIS: FATHER DESCRIBES MOMENT CHILDREN SLIPPED AWAY AS CAMERON SAYS UK WILL TAKE SYRIAN REFUGEES


The current refugee crisis is putting the European Union and all of its member states to a historic test... READ MORE

3rd September, 2015 2768

FOR THOUSANDS OF EXHAUSTED MIGRANTS A JOURNEYS END IN MUNICH


Some 2,100 migrants had poured into Munich's main station by Tuesday night, said Carsten Neubert, a police spokesman... READ MORE

2nd September, 2015 1544

VIDEO SHOWING MIGRANTS STORMING UK-BOUND TRUCK IN CALAIS GOES VIRAL


Shocked tourists witness hundreds of migrants seeking to stow away in a uk-bound truck in calais as cross-border migrant row worsens between france and italy... READ MORE

15th June, 2015 903

BRITAIN TRIES TO DETERMIGRANTS EVEN AS ITLETS MORE IN


Britain is the only European Union country where asylum seekers can be detained for an unlimited period while their applications are processed, Mr. Mouzourakis said... READ MORE

8th September, 2015 647

GERMAN LEADERS SEEK TO EASE TENSIONS OVER MIGRANTS


Yet many countries, including Germany, are struggling to process the number of asylum seekers, leading to unrest and difficult conditions at overcrowded reception centers... READ MORE

26th August, 2015 526

OP-ED FOR EUROPE ARAB LIVES MATTER MORE THAN AFRICANS


European Union resettlement schemes need to apply to all people granted asylum, not just the Syrians provided for under the Turkey deal... READ MORE

22nd June, 2016 434

U.N. CRITICIZES CZECH DETENTIONS AND STRIP-SEARCHES OF REFUGEES


The criticism follows reports by the Czech public human rights officer and multiple independent lawyers and non-governmental organizations working with refugees... READ MORE

22nd October, 2015 432

FROM ADDIS ABABA TO CALAIS, ONE WOMAN'S STORY


In her homeland she was a human rights activist advocating for the rights of women... READ MORE

4th August, 2015 307

FOUR WAYS EUROPE IS TREATING REFUGEES LIKE CONVICTED CRIMINALS


The European Union yesterday threatened at least 10 nations with legal action for failing to properly apply the law, including on fingerprinting... READ MORE

2nd September, 2015 273

MY PARENTS WERE REFUGEES, BUT NOT ALL REFUGEES ARE EQUAL


These large numbers of people from myriad countries have journeyed to Europe for various reasons... READ MORE

19th September, 2015 260

'THIS ISN'T HUMAN': MIGRANTS IN LIMBO ON ITALIAN-FRENCH BORDER


So far most other EU states won't agree to the plan, and as a result Italy turns a blind eye to migrants leaving for France... READ MORE

17th June, 2015 186

MEETING THE DESPERATE AND THE HOPEFUL ON A 1,300-MILE REFUGEE TRAIL


Refugee crisis Meeting the desperate and the hopeful on the 1,300-mile trail from Turkey to Hungary... READ MORE

30th September, 2015 130

DENMARK PLANS TO SEIZE MIGRANT ASSETS TO COVER COSTS


Under the bill, refugees could keep possessions amounting to 10,000 Danish kroner 2,000 Cdn, raised from 3,000 kroner 600 Cdn after criticism from human rights organizations... READ MORE

26th January, 2016 101

'FIRST DEATHS IN AEGEAN' SINCE TURKEY DEAL


This week, dozens of migrants were returned to Turkey under the new deal with the EU, which has been criticised by human rights groups... READ MORE

9th April, 2016 57

ONE TRAGIC PICTURE SHOWS DESPAIR IN THE MEDITERRANEAN AFTER A MIGRANT BOAT SINKS


Italian authorities said Friday that more than 200 people were feared dead after a migrant boat sank this week off Libya... READ MORE

7th August, 2015 33

WE KNOW ALL ABOUT THE REFUGEE CRISIS


Asylum-seekers who can buy a ticket, fleeing from countries deemed unsafe, should be allowed to travel in comfort - by aeroplane, or ferry - into Europe... READ MORE

10th September, 2015 32

'EUROPE CANNOT HOUSE ALL THE MISERY IN THE WORLD'


In a speech to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, Jean-Claude Juncker outlined plans to resettle around 160,000 migrants from swamped border states including Italy, Greece and Hungary... READ MORE

9th September, 2015 28

MORE THAN 200 FEARED DEAD IN SINKING OF MIGRANT BOAT IN MEDITERRANEAN


The Irish ship is part of the European Union Triton mission, which was expanded after up to 800 migrants drowned in a shipwreck in April... READ MORE

7th August, 2015 24


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