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Migrant deaths on sea routes to Europe more than double, says UN
Restrictions on humanitarian vessels combined with the absence of government-led search and rescue operations were among the main factors behind the spike, according to the International Organisation for Migration.
'Unacceptable': Belarus accused of using migrants in its fight with EU
Brussels says Belarus is facilitating illegal crossings into Lithuania to put "political pressure" on the European Union.
Italian Coast Guard detains German NGO migrant ship
The Italian Coast Guard detained a migrant rescue vessel belonging to a German NGO for not complying with security rules, they said.
Leros' new migrant detention centre brings back old, ugly memories
For forty years the island was known as “The Colony of Psychopaths”. Now, as the Aegean Island begins building a new detention facility, locals are reminded of the past.
EU border agency Frontex criticised by NGOs for photo competition
NGOs have described the competition as a "Contest of Shame" and published photos that they say "reflect the reality of the situation"
17 people found dead on migrant boat off Spain's Canary Islands
Spanish rescuers found seventeen people dead and managed to save three on a migrant boat off the island of El Hierro.
Migrants stuck in Spain's Canary Islands say camps are unfit
More than 23,000 people from Morocco and West Africa arrived on the resort archipelago in the past year as authorities cracked down on previously popular routes on the Mediterranean.
No way forward, no way back: the nightmare of migrants trapped in Bosnia
Unreported Europe looks into the living conditions of economic migrants stuck in Bosnia desperately trying to get into the EU.
Frontex chief told to handover details on 3 migrant pushback claims
Fabrice Leggeri says he is "working closely" with investigators to get them the missing information after they expressed concern over the time it had taken.
Hungary asylum policies 'failed' to fulfill EU obligations, ECJ rules
The EU top court said Budapest made it virtually impossible for people to make an asylum claim.
Brussels wants to better integrate migrants. But how will they do it?
The European Commission (EC) says that around 34 million people living in the EU were born outside the bloc and that everyone has the right to "realise their full potential".
Refugee-led organisations are critical to the fight against COVID-19 ǀ View
The COVID-19 pandemic presents a unique challenge but also a major opportunity to highlight how refugee-led organisations are best placed to act both in emergencies and on long-term integration strategies.
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Hundreds of migrants evicted from UN-run camps in Bosnia
On Wednesday, local authorities in the northwestern Krajina region sent police to evict several hundred people from the Bira camp in the town of Bihac.
English Channel migrant smuggling ring dismantled, say police
Security forces from France, Belgium, the UK and the Netherlands arrested twelve people suspected of smuggling migrants across the English Channel.
New EU migration pact aims to increase member state contributions
The long-overdue migration and asylum policy is set to be unveiled with mandatory measures on how to manage migration.
NGO blasts Italy's blockade of its migrant rescue ship as 'political'
The vessel was detained in the port of Palermo for 11 hours for an inspection the NGO Seawatch International called "arbitrary."
Germany to take in 1,500 migrants from Greek islands after Lesbos fire
This represents a sharp increase from the initial pledge to host some of the 400 unaccompanied children evacuated from Lesbos to mainland Greece following the September 8 blaze.
Moria camp fire: France and Germany urge EU states to welcome migrants
Berlin and Paris announced on Thursday that they will welcome unaccompanied minors following a devastating fire at the Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesbos. They urged other member states to follow suit.
It’s time the EU ended the cynical stalling game endangering lives in the Mediterranean ǀ View
Implementing a plan that reflects a shared responsibility among its member states is the only way the EU will end the deaths or indefinite languishing at sea of migrants crossing the Mediterranean for a better life.
Seven dead in Greece as car carrying migrants crashes into roadworks
The migrants were believed to have recently entered the country when the crash happened, according to police.
The Brief: Trump flight ban, foreign policy report card
Europe is reeling from the news of the US president's flight ban. Ursula's planned trip to Greece is put on hold due to coronavirus and at 100 days in office, we look at Team Ursula's foreign policy performance.
Turkey calls for EU help as bloc scrambles for Greek border solutions
Turkey has called for more help with migrants after 'opening the door' and causing increased movement on the Greek border. Meanwhile, NGOs slam the EU for what they see as a lack of humanitarian response.
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UK, French authorities intercept over 220 migrants in English Channel
Ninety migrants were intercepted in British waters on Thursday — the highest number in a single day.
Greece plans to build a 2.7km floating fence to curb illegal migration
It comes as part of the new government's pledge to take a tougher stance on refugees and migrants arriving at its ports.
Not helping separated migrant children 'a scandal', says Juncker
Ex-EU chief Jean-Claude Juncker says not enough is being done to help unaccompanied migrant children in Greece.