278 Europe-bound migrants rescued off Libya

2017-07-25 06:11

Libya's coastguard in two separate operations have rescued at least 278 migrants as they tried to reach Europe, naval officials say.

35 migrants feared drowned off Libya: coastguard

2017-07-09 07:02

Thirty-five migrants, including seven children, were feared drowned after their inflatable boat sank off the Libyan coast, says the coastguard.

Some 60 people missing feared drowned after boat sinks off Libya: IOM

2017-06-30 21:07

Some 60 people are missing and believed drowned after the dinghy they were on sank off Libya, the International Organization for Migration says, citing survivor testimony.

Over 45 000 displaced by west Mosul fighting

2017-03-05 12:46

The battle to retake west Mosul from the Islamic State group has pushed more than 45 000 people to flee, the International Organisation for Migration says.

Thousands flee South Sudan fighting

2016-06-29 08:33

More than 40 people have died in days of fighting in a South Sudan town, the government says, with aid agencies warning of dire conditions for over 10 000 people sheltering at a UN base.

43 000 displaced in Iraq's Fallujah

2016-06-14 22:24

Iraq's offensive to retake the jihadist bastion of Fallujah has displaced 43 000 people in just over three weeks, says the International Organisation for Migration.

Italy coast guard rescues another 4 400 migrants

2015-08-24 18:17

Around 4 400 migrants have been rescued over the past 24 hours from 22 boats and rubber dinghies in distress in the central Mediterranean.

Migrant trek north is deadly

2015-08-03 17:42

Hundreds of migrants die each year on the treacherous journey to Europe, a well-oiled system feeding off the desperation of the poor.

African migrants risk all in Sahara

2015-05-28 18:52

In a sandy compound in the Niger desert town of Agadez, a white-turbaned imam blesses a circle of African migrants, some of them little more than boys, to protect them on the journey across the Sahara.

Zim: Funding constraints 'hold back speedy diagnosis'

2014-10-16 10:33

Health authorities in Zimbabwe say funding constraints are holding back the speedy diagnosis of Ebola after it took more than a week to get results from samples sent to SA for testing.


Migrants rescued crossing Sahara desert

2017-07-19 12:30

Twenty-three west African migrants, including a seven-year-old girl, were found alive after being abandoned in the depths of the Sahara, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has said

67 migrants saved after being left for dead in Niger desert

2017-07-07 18:02

Niger authorities rescued 67 West African migrants in Niger's northern desert this week after traffickers left them there without food or water, says a humanitarian source.

Two killed in attack on South Sudan aid convoy: IOM

2017-03-16 20:26

The International Organization for Migration has said that two people were killed when gunmen attacked one of its aid convoys in South Sudan, where chronic violence has led to famine.

Migrants face torture, rape in journey from Libya to Europe

2016-07-11 05:56

In Libya, migrants trying to find better lives or reach Europe face imprisonment, torture and rape at the hands of multiple armed groups, complicating Europe's efforts to stem the flow.

Lone child migrants arriving in Europe double: Unicef

2016-06-14 23:08

The number of unaccompanied child migrants has more than doubled this year making the notoriously dangerous Mediterranean crossing aboard unseaworthy boats, Unicef says.

Afghan migrants 'voluntarily' head home

2016-02-24 21:59

A group of 135 Afghan migrants have landed back in Kabul from Germany after volunteering to return home due to a lack of prospects in Europe, officials say.

At least 60 migrants missing off Libya

2015-08-12 15:59

At least 60 migrants are missing in waters off Libya, IOM says after interviewing survivors who were picked up from their stricken craft.

Niger: 33 migrants have died in desert this year

2015-06-17 08:47

A total of 33 migrants died in the Sahara desert while en route to Europe this year, including 18 found dehydrated last week near a road to the border with Algeria, the government of Niger says.

CAR’s ex-rebels return to camps after day of protest

2014-11-14 16:04

Former Muslim rebels who held sway for 10 months in the Central African Republic have returned to two camps in the capital after a rowdy protest against plans to return them to distant homes.

Human trafficking a $7bn business

2014-10-06 21:22

Smugglers rake in €5.6bn every year from human trafficking between Africa and Europe and between Latin and North America, even as thousands continue to die.

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