French mayors call for more accommodation for asylum seekers

The mayors of 13 French cities have written an open letter to the government calling for more accommodation for asylum seekers. The letter, dated 23 April 2019, reads: “As the mayors of major...
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UK continues to return migrants arriving on boats, and charges man with assisting unlawful Channel crossings

Thirty-six migrants intercepted by UK Border Force off the UK coast of Kent face being returned to France or other European Union countries under the Dublin Regulation. On 22 April 2019, three small...
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French court approves bone age testing for child migrants

Authorities in France can now use results from a bone age test to support a decision on whether a migrant qualifies for protection under child services. The use of these tests was approved by the...
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Eritrean migrants caught attempting to sneak into the UK

A group of 18 Eritrean migrants have been caught trying to enter the UK in the back of a truck on 13 March 2019. The migrants were found in a German truck on a Kent motorway during a routine check....
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Ethiopia learns from the Philippines labour migration experience

A high-level delegation from the Ethiopian government has visited the Philippines to learn from the country’s experience in managing labour migration. The Ethiopian government delegation visited...
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Smugglers sentenced to prison by French court

A French court has sentenced two Iraqis and an Iranian man for migrant smuggling across the English Channel on 1 March 2019. A 32-year-old Iraqi, considered the group leader, received an 18-month...
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New migrant resource centre in eastern Sudan

A new migrant resource centre (MRC) in the eastern Sudanese city of Gedarif opened on 5 March 2019, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) reported. The new MRC in Gedarif is the latest...
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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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