# Refugees

Migrants rescued from the Mediterranean on board the Aquarius, a boat belonging to the NGO Doctors Without Borders, off the Italian coast, 27 June 2017. Thousands of migrants were rescued over the last few days as they made their way from Libya to Italy. Photo: Lena Klimkeit/dpa
Migrants rescued from the Mediterranean […]

Four EU countries to take in Aquarius migrants

France, Portugal, Germany and Spain struck a deal to take in migrants from the rescue ship Aquarius, after they are brought to Malta.
21.08.2018, Italy, Catania: A man is standing on the deck of the Italian coast guard ship "Diciotti", which after several days in the Mediterranean has entered the Sicilian port of Catania. However, the 177 migrants on board are not allowed to leave the ship at first. Interior Minister Matteo Salvini of the right-wing Lega does not want to let people go ashore unless there are "answers from Europe," sources in the ministry said. Photo: Orietta Scardino / ANSA / dpa +++ dpa-Bildfunk +++
21.08.2018, Italy, Catania: A man is sta […]

Malta recovers bodies and survivors from sinking migrant boat

The Maltese armed forces announced that they had rescued 100 passengers and recovered two bodies from a boat that was about to drown.
ddpatopbilder - HANDOUT - The Syrian Sami is sitting on 01.12.2017 in a small dinghy and floating on the Mediterranean Sea. After 20 hours, employees of the aid organization Proactiva Open Arms rescued him. (to dpa "Syrian alone with inflatable boat on the run - miraculous rescue" from 04.12.2017 - WARNING: use only for editorial purposes in the context of current reporting with complete citation "Proactiva Open Arms / dpa" - No sale) Photo: Proactiva Open Arms / dpa +++ (c) dpa - broadcasting +++
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NGO migrant vessel docks in Spain after turned away from Italy, Malta

A Spanish migrant rescue boat that has been rejected by Italy and Malta has docked in Spain amid a heated debate over which countries will accept the 87 refugees on board.
03 May 2018, Germany, Ellwangen: A man is escorted by masked police officers at the state reception centre for refugees (LEA). The major police operation at the refugee centre comes after riots in the wake of the failed deportation of a 23-year-old Togolese man four days ago. (ATTENTION EDITORS: The person's face was pixelized for legal reasons concerning personal rights) Photo: Stefan Puchner/dpa
03 May 2018, Germany, Ellwangen: A man i […]

600 deportations from Germany prevented by migrants pushing back

According to the German government ,hundreds of migrants resisting deportation from Germany at the last minute.
01 August 2018, Germany, Berlin: Horst Seehofer (CSU), Federal Minister of the Interior, Home and Building, is waiting for the Cabinet meeting in the Federal Chancellery to begin. During the holiday period, the Vice-Chancellor traditionally chairs the meeting of the Federal Cabinet in the absence of the Chancellor. Photo: Michael Kappeler/dpa
01 August 2018, Germany, Berlin: Horst S […]

First asylum holding centres open in Germany under controversial plan

Germany's interior minister is pressing ahead with controversial plans to hold asylum seekers in centres until their right to stay is determined.