Category: Europe


Hundreds of migrants intercepted off Libyan coast and returned to detention centres

Almost 500 migrants attempting to reach Europe on inflatable rubber boats have been intercepted by Libya’s coastguard during...
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Germany appeals for common EU asylum policy

As irregular migrant arrivals continue to rise in Greece, German interior minister Horst Seehofer has appealed for European Union...
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Over 1,000 migrants died on Mediterranean routes in 2019, says IOM

At least 1,041 migrants and refugees died on the three main Mediterranean Sea migration routes between 1 January and 3 October...
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At least 71 migrants returned to Libya after four days at sea

The Libyan coastguard has rescued at least 71 Europe-bound migrants who were stuck at sea for four days on 29 September.  The...
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Thirteen women dead, 8 children missing after overcrowded migrant boat sinks near Italy

The Italian coast guard recovered the bodies of 13 female migrants from an overturned boat near the Italian island of Lampedusa...
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Afghan woman found dead after deadly fire in Greek reception centre

The remains of an Afghan irregular migrant were found following a deadly fire that broke out at the overcrowded Moria camp on the...
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Turkey: 6,000 irregular migrants detained across the country in one week

More than 6,000 irregular migrants, including Iraqi nationals, were detained across Turkey over the course of one week in...
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About 270,000 irregular migrants held in Turkey in 2019

About 270,000 irregular migrants have been held in Turkey between 1 January and 12 September 2019, said the Migration Management...
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One-in-two German citizens is against increased migration, according to new study

Half of the German population believes the country cannot accept more refugees because it has reached its limit, according to a...
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