Boat en route to Spain breaks down, killing 27 people

No fewer than 27 people have died after the engine on their boat failed, leaving them stranded off the coast of Mauritania...
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Spain: Migrant workers protest dire living conditions after three unexplained fires

Weeks after three separate fires broke out within a week in migrant settlements near the city of Lepe (Huelva) in southwest...
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Germany is no longer the top European destination for asylum seekers

Spain has overtaken Germany as the European country receiving most asylum seekers, a report by EU’s asylum agency EASO...
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EU deploys more troops to Greek land border

An additional 100 border guards have been deployed to the Greek land border as part of a rapid intervention requested by Greek...
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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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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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Iraqi Kurdish smuggler sentenced to four years in Spanish prison

Shwana Rafiq, a 36-year-old Iraqi Kurdish asylee in Spain, has been sentenced to prison for his leading role in a gang that hid...
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Another 500 migrants picked up near Greek islands

At least 474 migrants have been picked up on or around the Greek islands between 16 and 17 October 2019, according to Greek...
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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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