Humanitarian group says 100 migrants die off Libyan coast

2018-09-11 10:38

Doctors Without Borders says more than 100 people have died in a shipwreck off the Libyan coast and the remaining survivors are being held detention in Libya.

Australian politician calls for 'final solution' on immigration

2018-08-15 10:25

An Australian politician has been widely condemned after demanding "a final solution" to immigration and calling for a return to the White Australia policy that favoured "European Christians".

PICS: Despite the risks, migration fixates many in Ivory Coast

2018-07-19 20:05

They have a dream: to "cross the water" - the Mediterranean - and reach the Eldorado of Europe.

Woman, small child found dead in deflated dinghy off Libya

2018-07-17 19:29

Rescuers operating off the coast of Libya have discovered the bodies of a small child and woman in a deflated dinghy, while a second woman was found alive but suffering from hypothermia and shock.

Humanitarian in appearance, inhumane in reality

2018-07-15 12:02

What was once a progressive system recognised worldwide now pays only lip service to human rights, writes Claire van den Heever.

Migrants anxious to start anew in Europe after Libya 'hell'

2018-07-04 20:12

After surviving Libyan "hell", migrants on Spanish rescue ship anxious to start anew in Europe.

Merkel rebels vow last-ditch bid for migrant deal

2018-07-02 14:48

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition faced an uncertain future, as her hardline conservative Bavarian allies vowed a final attempt at a deal on migrant policy after she was unmoved by her interior minister's offer to resign.

EU leaders press ahead with tough new Africa migrant plan

2018-06-29 16:59

European Union leaders vowed to move forward with plans to screen migrants in northern Africa for asylum eligibility to dissuade many of them from setting out for the continent, part of a desperate attempt to shore up EU unity.

EU leaders back Africa, Balkans migrant reception centers

2018-06-25 11:26

The idea of pre-screening asylum-seekers in North Africa and the Balkans has gained support from several EU leaders as tensions over how best to handle new arrivals threatens the bloc's unity.

WATCH: UN refugee chief urges 'co-operation' on migrant crisis

2018-06-20 13:00

The UN refugee agency chief Filippo Grandi has said during a visit to Libya the key to resolving Europe's migration crisis is "co-operation" rather than disjointed efforts by individual states.


WATCH: Tunisian migrant boat turns down Aquarius rescue attempt

2018-08-16 08:05

A group of Tunisian migrants onboard a small dingy in the Mediterranean ocean has told rescuers from the Aquarius charity ship "we don't want to be rescued".

Refugee management is not a simple task

2018-07-22 10:10

Terry Bell’s report, “Skilled Personnel: smuggled, exploited in SA”, sheds light on refugee management complexities that are often simplified in self-serving diatribes, writes David Hlabane.

Libyan coast guard rescues some 160 Europe-bound migrants

2018-07-18 08:22

Libya's coast guard says it has intercepted about 160 Europe-bound African migrants, including dozens of children and women, in the Mediterranean Sea near its shores.

Migrant crossings from Niger to Europe fall by 95% says EU

2018-07-17 13:06

The flow of migrants crossing through Niger in a bid to reach Europe has fallen by 95%, European Parliament President Antonio Tajani has announced ahead of a visit to Niger.

Deadly Algerian migrant expulsions resume in desert, UN says

2018-07-14 18:02

Algeria's government has resumed expelling migrants into the Sahara Desert to die, leaving 391 people to wander through some of the world's most hostile terrain in the middle of summer, a UN migration official says.

At least seven dead in migrant shipwreck off Libya

2018-07-03 22:11

At least seven migrants including two children died when their boat ran into trouble off the coast of Libya, the coastguard has said, the latest victims of the perilous voyage to Europe.

Merkel secures deal with 14 EU nations on migrants - report

2018-06-30 17:31

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has reportedly secured agreements with 14 countries to facilitate the rapid deportation of migrants who have been rejected for asylum.

'1 000 migrants in boats off Libya' as Italy tells rescue ships to stop

2018-06-25 13:14

Italy's far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has told foreign charities to stop rescuing migrants off Libya even as one group says at least 1 000 people are on boats in distress in the Mediterranean.

LATEST: 4 EU nations endorse vetting migrants in Africa

2018-06-22 10:18

Hungary's prime minister says a group of countries in eastern Europe supports the idea of setting up screening centres "hotspots" outside the European Union where asylum-seekers can present their requests for protection.

Libyan coast guard rescues 186 migrants, recovers 5 bodies

2018-06-19 11:33

Libya's coast guard says it has recovered the bodies of five migrants and rescued 186 others, including women and children, in separate operations in the Mediterranean Sea.

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