Half a decade on from Europe's refugee crisis, the world's attention has moved on -- but 35-year-old Moroccan Younes Qermoua is back on the Balkan route, where traffic is picking up
As the coronavirus dominates headlines, activists fear the Mediterranean is the scene of an overlooked tragedy as more migrants try to cross, Europe closes its ports and rescue ships cease to function
EU powers France, Germany and Italy, along with smaller member Malta, will on Tuesday seek to rally the rest of the bloc to a joint scheme to distribute migrants saved at sea
More than 1,500 refugees and migrants have died trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe in the first seven months of this year, over half of them in June and July, the UNHCR says.
As EU states look to stem incoming migrant flows, aspiring EU member Bosnia is caught in the middle, with thousands of immigrants stuck in the impoverished Balkan country.
In 2017 130,000 migrants have reached the shores of Europe through the Mediterranean. The numbers of arrivals by sea have been dropping since 2015, when a record 1 million migrants arrived.