Migrants

Donald Trump seeks $18 billion to extend border wall over 10 years

Donald Trump seeks $18 billion to extend border wall over 10 years

The Trump administration has proposed spending USD 18 billion over 10 years to significantly extend the border wall with Mexico, providing one of its most detailed blueprints of how the president hopes to carry out a signature campaign pledge.

Jan 06, 2018, 08:30 AM IST
Hema Malini courts controversy, blames population for death of 14 in Mumbai fire

Hema Malini courts controversy, blames population for death of 14 in Mumbai fire

The BJP MP from Mathura accused the migrants and population behind the Kamala Mills fire tragedy.

Dec 29, 2017, 14:43 PM IST
Libya allows emergency migrant 'evacuations' after slavery uproar

Libya allows emergency migrant 'evacuations' after slavery uproar

Libya agreed Wednesday with key EU and African leaders to allow migrants facing abuse in detention camps to be evacuated within days or weeks, mostly to their home countries, French President Emmanuel Macron said. 

Nov 30, 2017, 07:42 AM IST

European Union countries pledge to take 34,000 refugees

EU states have pledged to take 34,000 refugees directly from Africa and the Middle East, officials said on Wednesday a day after the UN slammed the bloc's "inhuman" cooperation with Libya to stop migrant boats.

Nov 15, 2017, 23:57 PM IST
More than 100 migrants missing after shipwreck off Libya: Navy

More than 100 migrants missing after shipwreck off Libya: Navy

Last week, Libya's coastguard rescued more than 3,000 migrants aiming to cross the Mediterranean to Europe, while Italy picked up another 2,000.

Sep 21, 2017, 17:59 PM IST

Romania stops Black Sea boats carrying 200 migrants

The boat, which was taken to the southeastern port of Mangalia, is the fourth to have been found carrying migrants in the Black Sea since mid-August.

Sep 09, 2017, 20:15 PM IST

20 Rohingya migrants killed in Bangladesh boat capsize

At least 20 Rohingya migrants were killed and 14 others injured when a boat capsized in the waters of the Naf river in Bangladesh, police said on Thursday.

Aug 31, 2017, 13:18 PM IST

133 trafficked Central American migrants rescued in Mexico

Mexican authorities said Tuesday they rescued 133 Central American migrants, including 34 children, from a house where they were apparently locked up and abandoned while being trafficked to the Uni

Aug 30, 2017, 06:52 AM IST
Bangladesh sends back 70 Rohingya despite violence

Bangladesh sends back 70 Rohingya despite violence

Police intercepted the Rohingya late Saturday after they crossed the "zero line" border zone, where Myanmar soldiers earlier fired mortars and machine guns at villagers making the dangerous dash from the northern state of Rakhine into Bangladesh.

Aug 27, 2017, 13:33 PM IST
101 canteens to feed poor in Bengaluru from Wednesday: CM Siddaramaiah

101 canteens to feed poor in Bengaluru from Wednesday: CM Siddaramaiah

In the initial phase, 101 canteens will daily serve vegetarian tiffin (breakfast) at Rs 5 per plate and meals for lunch and dinner at Rs 10 each in 101 civic wards.

 

Aug 15, 2017, 18:07 PM IST

Five dead, 50 missing as smugglers throw 180 migrants into Yemen sea

Long the poorest country in the Arab world, Yemen has been called the "largest humanitarian crisis in the world" by the United Nations.

Aug 10, 2017, 18:51 PM IST

UN backs Italy bid to close migrant route from Libya

Italy has also been working to stem migrant arrivals in Libya through better controls on the southern border, cooperation with countries like Niger, Chad and Mali that migrants transit on their way to the Mediterranean and a voluntary repatriation programme.

Aug 08, 2017, 17:18 PM IST

Over 600 migrants rescued from Mediterranean Sea: Libyan Coast Guard

Libyan Coast Guard teams have rescued over 600 migrants from the Mediterranean waters off the coast of the Arab nation, rescue services said on Saturday.

Aug 05, 2017, 20:25 PM IST

J&K approves creation of 3,000 posts for Kashmiri migrants

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday approved the creation of additional 3,000 supernumerary posts for Kashmiri migrants under the Prime Minister's package.

Jul 28, 2017, 22:22 PM IST

UN refugee chief says Italy needs support helping migrants

Italy needs more international support to cope with a wave of migrants that has flooded its shores since the start of the year, UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi said on Saturday.

Jul 01, 2017, 18:58 PM IST
Over 8,000 migrants rescued in Mediterranean in 48 hours: Italy's coastguard

Over 8,000 migrants rescued in Mediterranean in 48 hours: Italy's coastguard

Over 73,300 migrants have landed in Italy since January, a 14 percent increase from the same period last year.
 

Jun 27, 2017, 19:38 PM IST

900 migrants rescued off Libyan coast

Libyan coast guard rescued 900 migrants on five boats, including 98 women and 25 children, off the coast of Sabratha in western Libya.

Jun 17, 2017, 09:26 AM IST

Hungary could not have prevented deaths of 71 migrants in lorry: Prosecutors

The refugees from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, 59 men, eight women and four children were crammed into the back of a small lorry by people smugglers and suffocated on the journey from Hungary.
 

Jun 15, 2017, 18:03 PM IST

Refugees, migrants evacuated from old Athens airport site

Greek police were evacuating hundreds of migrants and refugees on Friday from a makeshift shelter set up inside the abandoned buildings of Athens' old airport, which have been slated for redevelopment.

Jun 02, 2017, 13:49 PM IST

44 migrants, including babies, die in Niger desert

 At least 44 migrants, including women and babies, were found dead after their vehicle broke down in the desert of northern Niger while on the way to Libya.

Jun 01, 2017, 17:43 PM IST