Greek islanders block migrant boat from landing

Greek islanders block migrant boat from landing

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.
300 migrants rescued off Spain over two-day Christmas period

300 migrants rescued off Spain over two-day Christmas period

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.
France to take 400 asylum-seekers from Greece

France to take 400 asylum-seekers from Greece

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).
Migrants found alive in refrigerated truck on Dutch-UK ferry

Migrants found alive in refrigerated truck on Dutch-UK ferry

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.
39 people found dead in truck near London were Chinese: UK police

39 people found dead in truck near London were Chinese: UK police

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.
Six EU countries ready to take in stranded Open Arms migrants

Six EU countries ready to take in stranded Open Arms migrants

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.
Italy to release stranded migrants after EU deal reached

Italy to release stranded migrants after EU deal reached

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.
Mexican airline offers one-dollar flights to returning migrants

Mexican airline offers one-dollar flights to returning migrants

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.
Canada plans to end 'asylum shopping'

Canada plans to end 'asylum shopping'

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.
Central Highlands struggles to cope with migrants

Central Highlands struggles to cope with migrants

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.
Trump not building a 'wall': White House chief

Trump not building a 'wall': White House chief

"Illegal immigrants, overwhelmingly, are not bad people," Kelly told the LA Times, adding that many had been manipulated by traffickers.
Rescued migrants face Christmas at sea after Italy closes ports

Rescued migrants face Christmas at sea after Italy closes ports

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.
Island exile the latest Danish blow for 'unwanted' migrants

Island exile the latest Danish blow for 'unwanted' migrants

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.
Brazil's Bolsonaro rules out sending back Venezuelan migrants

Brazil's Bolsonaro rules out sending back Venezuelan migrants

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.
Spain to take in NGO rescue ship carrying 59 migrants

Spain to take in NGO rescue ship carrying 59 migrants

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.