Migrants

A new home in Europe?
Europe was plunged into crisis in 2015 as more than a million migrants flooded into the continent, making the risky journey across the Aegean to Greece or braving a perilous Mediterranean crossing. A deal with Turkey has stemmed the flow but can the EU agree a common approach to tackling the mass movement of people?
Several refugees are sitting at the stern of the ship "Open Arms" of the aid organisation Proactiva Open Arms in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Lampedusa. The Spanish government has apparently offered the rescue ship "Open Arms" Mallorca as a safe haven in the struggle for a solution for the 107 migrants on board.
Several refugees are sitting at the ster […]

Spain offers closest ports as safe haven for migrant vessel

The EU has praised Spain for taking in the NGO vessel Open Arms, which has been denied entry to Italy with over 100 migrants on board.
A crew member of the Ocean Viking, jointly run by French NGOs SOS Mediterranee and Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF), pictured near the vessel during preparations in Marseille harbour on August 4, 201 before departure for a search and rescue mission off Libya.
A crew member of the Ocean Viking, joint […]

Rescue trauma haunts Mediterranean migrant rescuers

From one operation to the next, it's not the migrants who are saved but the ones they can do nothing to help that leave the worst mental scars on the Mediterranean's rescue crews
Numerous refugees are saved by a boat of the aid organisation SOS Mediterranee just off the Libyan coast while attempting to cross over to Italy in the Mediterranean, 27 January 2018. Photo: Laurin Schmid/SOS Mediterranee/dpa
Numerous refugees are saved by a boat of […]

Migrants stranded at sea off Malta to be redistributed around EU

After being at the sea for four days, a group of migrants are finally allowed to enter Malta and will be distributed around the EU countries.
Numerous refugees are saved by a boat of an aid organisation just off the Libyan coast while attempting to cross over to Italy in the Mediterranean. Photo: Laurin Schmid/SOS Mediterranee/dpa
Numerous refugees are saved by a boat of […]

130 migrants forced to remain on docked Italian coastguard vessel

Italy will not allow rescued refugees from the Mediterranean Sea to enter its shores until the European Union clarifies which countries are willing to take them in.
British Conservative MP Boris Johnson answers questions from journalist Iain Dale as he takes part in a Conservative Party leadership hustings event in Birmingham, central England on June 22, 2019. Photo: Oli Scarff / AFP
British Conservative MP Boris Johnson an […]

UK’s Boris Johnson pledges post-Brexit migration controls

British leadership hopeful Boris Johnson pledges to introduce a new points-based system to control migration after Brexit, addressing a key issue from the EU referendum
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