Refugees and migrants are seen onboard the former fishing trawler Golf Azzurro of the Proactiva Open Arms in central Mediterranean Sea August 17, 2017. Over two hundred migrants and refugees, rescued on Thursday by the MOAS NGO, were transferred to a Proactiva vessel off the Libyan coast to be taken to Trapani port in Sicily. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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Despite being locked in a fierce battle fought on social media and played out in real life on the Mediterranean, there is one thing migrant-rescuing NGOs and their opponents agree on — the curre...
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The migrants were all adults, mostly from sub-Saharan African countries, and all but three of them were men.
Many are left with no option but to attempt the extreme, like cross a river in sub-zero temperatures.
As Europe shuts out refugees and migrants, this Italian doctor has been welcoming them year after year.
At a time when the UN is calling for its largest ever humanitarian appeal to deal with crises like that in Syria -- and when the world is dealing with more displaced people than ever before -- Australia is just too far away from lifting its weight.
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At least 3,770 people are thought to have died on Mediterranean routes last year.
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There are currently 65.3 million displaced people worldwide.
Refugees and migrants continue to attempt a perilous journey to Europe.
The European migrant crisis continues to worsen.
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By Steve Scherer ROME (Reuters) - A photograph of a drowned migrant baby in the arms of a German rescuer was distributed on Monday by a humanitarian organization aiming to persuade European authoritie...
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The migrants — fleeing wars, oppression and poverty — often do not know how to swim and do not have life jackets.
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Posing in front of handcrafted stage sets as if starring in a school play, refugee children from Burundi and Syria re-enacted scenes of escape from their home countries while others dressed up for the...
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Europe, desperate to stem the flow of refugees and migrants, has offered the fragile country help to stop migrants from leaving.
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Over 80 people have been rescued from the capsized boat; the number of drowned is yet unknown.
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Only 563 of the 20,000 targeted asylum seekers had been moved from Greece and Italy to the rest of the European Union.
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“Children should not be detained - period,” said Francois Crepeau, U.N. Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants.
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"What if this were happening here to us in a developed country somewhere?"
German intelligence officials say Islamic State may have sent fighters on this route to Europe in order to fan fears about refugees.
Up to 100 masked men, dressed in black, came together in Stockholm to attack people from immigrant backgrounds, according to reports. Swedish police said the gang gave out leaflets telling people to a...
LESBOS, Greece -- We are again blessed with a sunny day and calm sea. Refugees begin arriving in the south. The landings are without incident. Babies are passed into volunteers arms, wet shoes and soc...
A Hungarian TV journalist who was filmed tripping up a refugee as he carried his child in his arms has reportedly announced that she intends to sue him. Petra Laszlo, who was also recorded kicking a f...
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When the sun rose, Mohamed, a lanky 27-year-old sitting in a dinghy on the Mediterranean Sea, saw the awful truth. All around him, waves swung in sickening time, and there was no land in sight. Packed...
Hundreds of thousands of people in search of safety and better opportunity have risked their lives in the past year to reach Europe from war-torn and poverty-stricken countries. Europe is struggling...
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Germany is to reintroduce some form of controls on its border with Austria to cope with the influx of migrants, German and Austrian media report. It is not clear what measures would be introduced. Mor...
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A second senior government minister has reiterated that Christians will be the focus of the government’s 12,000 humanitarian intake from Syria, as the prime minister, Tony Abbott moves to reassure the...
Germany can cope with at least 500,000 asylum seekers a year for several years, Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel has said. Germany expects more than 800,000 asylum-seekers in 2015 alone - four times the...
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A convoy of cars driven by German and Austrian activists has crossed into Hungary to pick up migrants and help them reach we
CANBERRA -- Prime Minister Tony Abbott has highlighted Australia’s border protection policies as way to stop deaths at sea, such as the confronting drowning of tiny Syrian refugee boy Aylan Kurdi in l...