Showing posts with label migrants. Show all posts
Showing posts with label migrants. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Number of migrants reaching Italy’s shores so far this year exceeds 20,000

The number of irregular migrants who have arrived in Italy by sea since the start of the year has exceeded 20,000, according to official figures.

Saturday, March 11, 2023

Italy launches rescue for hundreds of refugees on boats

The Italian coastguard has launched multiple rescue operations to save hundreds of refugees packed aboard boats off the Calabria region, less than two weeks after at least 73 people drowned in a shipwreck.

Sunday, March 5, 2023

Five Mediterranean countries call for more EU solidarity on migration

Interior ministers of five European Union (EU) Mediterranean countries on Saturday called for more EU solidarity on migration and more efforts to prevent irregular migration.

Death toll at 70 from migrant shipwreck off southern Italy

The death toll rose to 70 from a shipwreck carrying migrants on a wooden boat off southern Italy, media reports said Saturday.

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Hosting Ukrainian refugees cost France $672M in 2022: Report

France spent €634 million ($672 million) last year on hosting Ukrainians displaced by the war with Russia, according to official data released on Tuesday.

Sunday, February 26, 2023

Dozens killed as boat carrying migrants, refugees sinks off Italy

At least 58 people, including children, have died after a boat carrying migrants and refugees sank off the Italian coastal city of Crotone in the southern region of Calabria.

Thursday, February 23, 2023

Friday, February 10, 2023

EU Agrees Stricter Migration Measures After Quakes in Turkey, Syria

The 27 member states of the European Union, at a meeting of the European Council on Thursday, decided on measures to reduce the number of irregular migrants in Europe.

Friday, January 13, 2023

US stops hundreds fleeing Cuba, Haiti by sea, returns most

The Coast Guard returned another 177 Cuban migrants who were caught at sea off Florida to the island on Thursday, while a group of about two dozen Haitians swam ashore in Miami.

Saturday, January 7, 2023

Florida activates national guard as Cuban arrivals seek refuge

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Friday mobilised the state national guard to help local officials respond to a large influx of Cuban asylum seekers landing at the southernmost tip of the contiguous United States.

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

1,088 Migrants Rescued Off Libyan Coast in Past Week

 The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Tuesday that 1,088 migrants were rescued and returned to Libya in the past week.

Friday, November 25, 2022

UN urges EU to focus on safety of Mediterranean migrants -

The United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi on Thursday called on the European Union (EU) to put safety and solidarity at the heart of its action in the Mediterranean and along all other migratory routes.

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Greece transfers around 500 migrants to a ferry after dramatic rescue operation

Greece’s coastguard on Thursday said nearly 500 asylum seekers rescued in a dramatic operation this week off the island of Crete had been temporarily transferred to a ferry for processing.

Thursday, November 10, 2022

France to allow Ocean Viking migrant rescue ship to dock, will welcome about a third, Germany another third and the rest EU.

France has said it will allow the Ocean Viking rescue ship carrying more than 200 migrants and refugees rescued in the Mediterranean to dock at the southern port of Toulon, following tense exchanges with Italy over the vessel’s fate.

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

France denounced as “unacceptable” Italy's refusal to take in a migrant ship

France denounced as “unacceptable” Italy's refusal to take in a migrant ship, as the two countries wrangled over which should accept a vessel with 234 people aboard.

Monday, November 7, 2022

Rescue charity to take Italy to court over migrant boats standoff

German charity SOS Humanity says it will go to court to try to overturn efforts by Italy’s new right-wing government to prevent some of the people the nonprofit group had saved from the sea from stepping onto land.

Sunday, November 6, 2022

German Rescue Ship Enters Sicilian Port, Disembarks Minors


Italy allowed a humanitarian rescue ship carrying 179 migrants to enter a Sicilian port and begin disembarking minors early Sunday, while refusing to respond to requests for safe harbor from three other ships carrying 900 more people in nearby waters.

Friday, November 4, 2022

Uproar in French Parliament Following 'Back To Africa' Outburst

A French parliament session was thrown into turmoil Thursday after a far-right MP was accused of yelling "back to Africa" to a black colleague posing a question on migrant arrivals to the government.

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Dozens missing after refugee boat sinks off Greek islands

Greek authorities have launched a search and rescue operation for dozens of refugees who are missing after a boat they were travelling on from Turkey overturned and sank in rough weather.

Friday, October 21, 2022

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