A judge in Rome has indicted two high-ranking Italian officials for their alleged role in the deaths of hundreds of refugees who tried to reach Italy by boat. Some 268 people, including at least 60 children, died in the Mediterranean Sea on October 11, 2013, after Italian and Maltese authorities allegedly waited hours to respond to[…]
Scores of refugees and migrants are feared drowned after the boats they were travelling in capsized off Libya‘s coast in the Mediterranean Sea, according to aid agencies and officials. Ayoub Qasim, a spokesman for Libya’s coastguard, told The Associated Press news agency that two boats carrying around 300 people sank around 120km east[…]
Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh – At least once a year, the Asian elephants living in southern Bangladeshmigrate eastwards, passing through the forest that straddles the border with Myanmar. Because this area is sparsely populated, the elephants usually encounter little trouble beyond a few run-ins with local farmers when their crops are trampled. Now, however,[…]
After the demolition of the Calais ‘Jungle’ migrant camp, about a third of the children previously residing in the squalor who were being tracked by a UK charity have now reportedly gone missing. The Refugee Youth Service (RYS) said,“a third of the 179 children tracked in October have gone missing[…]
The “Jungle” migrant camp near Calais woke up to a third day of a government operation to empty and clear it on Wednesday following a night of ritual tent and shelter-burning and some gas-bottle explosions. A Calais prefecture official told France Info radio on Wednesday morning that one person had[…]
With more people forced to flee their homes than at any time since World War II, global leaders on Monday approved a declaration aimed at providing a more coordinated and humane response to the refugee crisis that has strained resources and stoked divisions from Africa to Europe. The issue of[…]
The bodies of 21 women and one man were found on a rubber dinghy adrift near the Libyan coast on Wednesday, just hours after they had set sail for Italy, humanitarian group Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said. An MSF ship patrolling the central Mediterranean came to the rescue of two[…]
Dozens of refugees have been found dead in the Niger desert last week after being abandoned by people smugglers while trying to reach neighbouring Algeria, authorities say. The group included 34 refugees, including 20 children, and perished between June 6 and 12, the interior ministry said on Wednesday. “Thirty-four people,[…]
The Swedish government will impose stricter border controls on Thursday to deal with the unprecedented arrival of refugees streaming across its borders. “A record number of refugees are arriving in Sweden. The migration office is under strong pressure … and the police believe there is a threat against public order,”[…]
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