Category: Middle East


Bus carrying irregular migrants crash near the Iran-Turkey border, 17 injured

A minibus carrying over 30 irregular migrants crashed into a cliff in eastern Turkey, close to the border with Iran on 16 August...
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Greece: Deportations will be sped up in response to resurgence in irregular migrant arrivals

Greece says it will speed up deportations in response to the latest increase in irregular migrant flows from neighbouring Turkey....
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Iraqi migrant drowned in attempt to swim to Britain

Belgian authorities have recovered the body of a drowned Iraqi migrant who attempted to swim across the English Channel to reach...
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Ethiopians abused along the Gulf migration route

Smuggling and trafficking networks continue to exploit Ethiopian irregular migrants who undertake the dangerous journey by boat...
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Turkey: Thousands of migrants arrested in recent crackdown

Turkish police took action against approximately 12,000 migrants over a two-week period in July, according to Abdullah Ayaz, the...
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Cruise ship rescues over 100 migrants stranded at sea near Greece

Maltese cruise ship Marella Discovery has rescued 111 migrants, including 33 children, near Greece’s Peloponnese...
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Most refugees in Germany who find employment are in temporary positions, study reveals

Although many refugees in Germany find work, most are in temporary positions. This was the finding of a new study, commissioned...
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“The cost of living in Turkey is much higher than you can imagine,” said an Afghan migrant in Istanbul

Thousands of Afghan irregular migrants travel through Turkey each year with the aim of reaching Europe eventually. Many of them...
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Sea routes main cause of migrant deaths

 The world’s most dangerous migration routes involve sea crossings, particularly the Mediterranean Sea, said the International...
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