March 02, 2020 | 08:36
A group of local people on the Greek island of Lesbos on Sunday (Mar 1) stopped around 50 migrants, including children, from landing their boat after several hours at sea, AFP photographers witnessed.
December 27, 2019 | 09:03
Around 100 migrants were rescued off the coast of Spain on Thursday (Dec 26), adding to around another 200 plucked off makeshift boats on Christmas Day, Spain's maritime rescue service said.
December 13, 2019 | 09:40
France will help Greece tackle an ongoing migration challenge that has put overwhelming pressure on its infrastructure by accepting 400 asylum-seekers, the French ambassador to Athens said Thursday (Dec 12).
November 20, 2019 | 11:39
A ferry crew found 25 migrants in a refrigerated container on a boat sailing from the Netherlands to Britain on Tuesday (Nov 19), emergency services said.
October 25, 2019 | 09:25
All 39 people found dead in a lorry to the east of London are believed to be Chinese, British police said on Thursday (Oct 24), adding that raids had been carried out at three properties in Northern Ireland.
August 16, 2019 | 09:38
Six EU countries have agreed to take in some of the 147 migrants currently stranded on a rescue ship near the Italian island of Lampedusa, Rome announced Thursday (Aug 15), in a welcome development for embattled far-right interior minister Matteo Salvini.
August 01, 2019 | 11:49
Italy will allow 116 rescued migrants on its Gregoretti coastguard ship to disembark "within hours", Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said on Wednesday (Jul 31), after EU countries agreed to share responsibility for looking after them.
June 22, 2019 | 08:55
A Mexican airline is offering one-dollar flights to undocumented migrants wishing to return to Costa Rica, El Salvador and Guatemala as the country struggles to curb arrivals from Central America.
April 11, 2019 | 15:12
Canada plans to stop migrants from seeking asylum if they have already done so in another country - a move decried by refugee advocates but defended on Wednesday (Apr 10) by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
April 06, 2019 | 11:20
The Central Highlands has found itself the ‘last resort’ destination for impoverished people from across the country seeking a new life on the area’s fertile soil in recent years.
December 31, 2018 | 16:32
"Illegal immigrants, overwhelmingly, are not bad people," Kelly told the LA Times, adding that many had been manipulated by traffickers.
December 23, 2018 | 13:02
ROME: Italy's far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said on Saturday (Dec 22) Italian ports were closed to hundreds of migrants rescued off Libya after a mother and newborn baby were evacuated to Malta.
December 21, 2018 | 12:25
Denmark's ruling coalition has approved a controversial plan to put some 125 "unwanted" migrants on Lindholm, an uninhabited island, sparking outrage at home and abroad.
November 25, 2018 | 11:30
President-elect Jair Bolsonaro said Saturday (Nov 24) his government would not send back the tens of thousands of Venezuelans who have sought refuge in Brazil from the economic breakdown in their leftist-ruled homeland.
July 01, 2018 | 07:00
A Spanish NGO said on Saturday (Jun 30) it had rescued 59 migrants as they tried to cross the Mediterranean from Libya and would dock in Spain after Italy and Malta refused access.