Category: Europe


“I constantly felt like a guest with no hope,” says Aso, a Kurdish returnee

Aso, a 29-year-old from Sulaymaniyah, Iraqi Kurdistan, migrated irregularly through seven countries to reach Germany where he...
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Eight children among 23 migrants who drowned in Greek and Turkish waters

In two separate incidents, 23 migrants, including eight children, drowned when their boats sank off the coasts of Turkey and...
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Lowest number of irregular migrants arriving in Europe since 2013

A total of 127,657 migrants entered Europe irregularly in 2019, meaning that irregular migration to Europe is at its lowest since...
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Pregnant woman among over 31 irregular migrants rescued in English Channel

Thirty-one migrants, including a pregnant woman and two young children, came into difficulty while attempting to cross the...
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Migrant crossings from Turkey to EU doubled in 2019

In 2019, more than 70,000 migrants have crossed from Turkey into EU countries, while 445,000 were allegedly intercepted and held...
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Over 120 rescued migrants allowed to disembark in Italy after long wait at sea

Two charity vessels brought 121 migrants to two ports in Sicily, Italy, on 4 December, after finally receiving approval to enter...
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Germany rejects call to bring 4,000 children from Greek migrant camps to Berlin

The German government has rejected a call by the Green Party to bring 4,000 unaccompanied children from overcrowded migrant camps...
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Eight migrants die at sea in 24-hour period while attempting to reach Spain

The bodies of eight migrants were found in a 24-hour period in December off the coast of Spain. They are among more than 1,200...
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Only 1% of migrant children on Greek islands are going to school

Ninety-nine per cent of the 12,000 migrant children who live in harmful conditions in camps on the Greek islands do not go to...
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