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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.

58 migrants including children perish in Mediterranean in a week, 100 more missing

At least 58 migrants, including many children, perished in the Mediterranean last week trying to reach Italy, while 100 more are still missing, according to new figures published today.

1,530 migrants, refugees died crossing Mediterranean in 2017: United Nations

"This number does not include some 6,000 people who have been rescued over the past 72 hours," said Dujarric. 

Over 30,000 Somalis return from conflict-hit Yemen: UNHCR

Some 30,600 Somalis have returned to their country from Yemen since the beginning of war in Yemen in 2015, the UN refugee agency said on Friday.

Libya asks Italy to arm migrant patrol boats

Libya on Thursday asked Italy to arm the patrol boats it uses in the fight against illegal immigration across the Mediterranean from North Africa to Europe.

Boat with 512 migrants, seven corpses aboard reaches Sicily

An Italian coastguard vessel docked in Sicily's western port city of Trapani on Monday with 512 migrants and the bodies of a further seven on board.

USD 1.4 billion needed to help South Sudanese refugees this year: United Nations

USD 1.4 billion needed to help South Sudanese refugees this year: United Nations

The United Nations said Monday that $1.4 billion (1.3 billion euros) was needed this year alone to help the nearly two million people who have fled war and famine in South Sudan.

Italy rescues 484 migrants in Mediterranean, finds bodies of seven men

Rescuers saved 484 migrants from boats in the Mediterranean on Saturday and found the bodies of seven men who had died in the attempt to get to Europe, Italy`s coast guard said.

Over 80 missing after migrant boat sinks off Libya, survivors tell UNHCR

At least 80 migrants including women and children were missing after a boat sank off the Libyan coast, survivors told the UN's refugee agency today, in the latest such tragedy.

Hundreds of migrants feared dead in Mediterranean over weekend: Survivors

Hundreds of migrants feared dead in Mediterranean over weekend: Survivors

More than 200 migrants are feared to have died in the Mediterranean over the weekend, according to testimony from survivors, and several bodies, including that of an infant, have washed up on a Libyan beach.

Around 270,000 Syrians have right to bring families to Germany: Report

Around 270,000 Syrians in Germany have the right to bring in their family members, a newspaper said on Wednesday - a statistic that could fuel the debate about migration less than six months before a national election.

Over 80,000 Iraqis displaced in west Mosul fighting: IOM

More than 80,000 people have fled west Mosul since the battle to retake the area began last month, the International Organization for Migration said on Tuesday.

Over 3,500 crimes against refugees registered in Germany

Law enforcement officials in Germany registered 3,533 attacks on refugees and asylum-seekers in 2016, which resulted in 560 people, including 43 children.

Donald Trump steps up attack on judge, court system over travel ban

Donald Trump steps up attack on judge, court system over travel ban

It is unusual for a sitting president to attack a member of the judiciary, which the US Constitution designates as a check on the power of the executive branch and Congress.
 

Migration, Brexit and Donald Trump to dominate European Union summit

Migration, Brexit and Donald Trump to dominate European Union summit

European Union leaders will try to rally together to revive the beleaguered bloc at a special summit in Malta Friday in the face of "threats" from migration, Brexit and Donald Trump.

Donald Trump 'unbelievably disappointed' by Australia refugee deal: US

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull had said that Donald Trump had committed to the agreement to accept 1,250 refugees.

Will welcome those fleeing terror, war: Canadian PM

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has extended his country`s welcome to refugees after US President Donald Trump issued an executive order banning people from seven countries from entering the US.

Donald Trump, riven by rage and petulance, invokes despair

If Donald Trump`s election campaign effectively leveraged fear and suspicion, his first speech as President left little doubt that he had spiced that potent brew with another ingredient -- despair.
 

UN urges US to continue `long tradition` of welcoming refugees

The United Nations on Saturday urged President Donald Trump to continue his country`s "long tradition" of welcoming refugees and ensure equal treatment for them all regardless of race, nationality or religion.

Donald Trump restricts entry of refugees in US from these seven Muslim countries

Donald Trump restricts entry of refugees in US from these seven Muslim countries

People from countries such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia will face "extreme vetting", US President Donald Trump said.