French police clears largest migrant camp near Calais

Around 200 migrants were forced to abandon an informal camp in France after police cleared the area on 12 March 2019. Before its destruction, the camp, known as the Verrotières or Chemin du...
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Libya detention riot leaves dozens of migrants injured

About 50 migrants have been injured when guards came in to stop a protest by migrants and asylum seekers at a detention centre in Tripoli, Libya, on 26 February 2019. According to the UN Refugee...
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European Court Rules in Favour of Child Migrant

France has been ordered by the European Union Court of Human Rights to pay an unaccompanied Afghan child migrant EUR 15,000. The fine was imposed for failure to protect the 12-year-old migrant when...
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Sudanese security forces capture smuggling gang in North Darfur

Sudanese security forces said they have captured a gang of smugglers while they were attempting to take migrants across the border to Libya on 2 March 2019. North Darfur governor Lieutenant Colonel...
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Migrants detained after storming port of Calais

At least 63 migrants were detained in Calais ferry terminal, after a coordinated push to board a Dover-bound ferry, French officials said on 3 March 2019. Among those detained were Afghans,...
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Harrowing tales from migrants attempting to cross the English Channel

Migrants in northern France are repeatedly risking their lives to cross the English Channel. One Iraqi couple, Azis and Maryam, told the BBC that the family had at least 20 failed attempts. Despite...
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Another 10 migrants picked up off British coast

Another ten migrants on two inflatable boats have been picked up by border patrol on the English Channel on 14 February 2019. These migrants will likely be returned to France and potentially another...
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After failed migration attempt, Kurdish returnee still in debt to smuggler

Ahmed Gorran, a Kurdish migrant, made the difficult decision to leave his wife and two children in Iraqi Kurdistan in search of better opportunities in Germany. But after many failed migration...
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Police clear informal migrant camps in Paris

French police evacuated over 1,000 migrants living in four makeshift camps in northern Paris in the last 10 days of January 2019, according to Agence France Presse (AFP). The irregular migrants,...
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