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'Consequences' for Bosnia over freezing migrants: EU official

Apo - Bosnia risks "severe consequences" to its reputation if assistance is not urgently given to 1,700 migrants left without shelter for more than three weeks, the EU's foreign policy chief warned Monday.

Snow falls as migrants still wait for shelter in Bosnia

Bihac - Snow fell Friday as hundreds of migrants stuck in Bosnia waited for shelter after their camp burnt down more than two weeks ago.An AFP photographer said temperatures were freezing and snow covered the area where the Lipa camp had stood.

Bosnia must act to help hundreds of homeless migrants: EU

Apo - The European Union's foreign policy chief on Tuesday called on Bosnia to assume responsibility for hundreds of Bosnian migrants left sleeping out in the cold after their camp burned down.

Migrants in limbo in Bosnia after camp fire

Bihac - A thousand migrants from a burned-out camp were in limbo in Bosnia on Thursday, struggling with freezing temperatures and snow as efforts by local authorities to re-house them sparked protests from locals.

Migrant workers in limbo as Austrian ski resorts reopen

Ischgl - Austria's ski lifts may be operating but as the country struggles to control coronavirus infections, the sector expects a subdued season -- and migrant workers who depend on it face an uncertain winter.

Two guilty in UK over Vietnamese migrant deaths

London - Two people were found guilty on Monday of manslaughter and people smuggling over the gruesome discovery of 39 dead Vietnamese migrants in the back of a lorry in England last year.

Migrant route to refugee status: an Iraqi family's odyssey

Duiven - In September 2015 as Europe confronts its worst refugee crisis since World War II, an AFP team meets a young Iraqi couple, who are among the one million people that year to arrive in Europe by sea.

'We made it': Iraqi refugee family is home at last

Duiven - He sought safety. She wanted freedom. They were dreams they could have died for.

Bodies of four children wash up on Libyan coast

Zawiya - The Libyan Red Crescent said the bodies of four children aged between five and 10 had washed ashore west of the capital Tripoli on Wednesday after a migrant boat sank.

Germany to allow deportations of 'suspect' Syrians

Berlin - Germany said Friday it would allow deportation of Syrians to their war-ravaged homeland from 2021 if they are deemed a security risk, five years after a massive refugee influx.

Three Senegal fathers sentenced after pushing sons to migrate to Europe

Dakar - A Senegalese court on Tuesday handed down jail terms to three fathers accused of pushing their sons to migrate to Europe by sea, sending them on a trip that left one of them dead, a defence lawyer said.

For Canary Isles tourism, migrant surge a new nightmare

Amadores - In a normal year, it would be high tourist season for the Canary Islands, but a huge influx of migrants has given the archipelago "a bad image," bar owner Miguel Gonzalez grumbles.

Migration does not threaten Christianity: pope

Vatican City - Pope Francis, a strong advocate of the rights of refugees, said in a new book published Monday that migration does not pose a threat to Christianity.

Spain to set up camps for 7,000 migrants in Canaries

Madrid - Spain will set up emergency camps for up to 7,000 migrants as part of a plan to tackle the huge influx of arrivals in the Canary Islands, the government said Friday.

Over 2,000 migrants cleared from Paris camp amid Covid fears

Saint-denis - French police on Tuesday cleared a migrant street camp outside the Stade de France stadium north of Paris where around 2,000 people, mainly Afghan and African, had been living in cramped tents.

Second Libya shipwreck raises toll to around 100 in one day

Tripoli - A shipwreck off the Libyan coast has killed 20 people, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said, just hours after news of a separate incident in which at least 74 migrants died.

Seeking asylum in Greece — an interminable waiting game

Athens - It can be months or even years before the thousands of migrants waiting in camps on Greek islands or on the mainland finally receive the prize they crave: asylum.

At least 140 dead in migrant boat sinking off Senegal last week: IOM

Dakar - More than 140 people died last week when a vessel carrying around 200 migrants sank off Senegal, in the deadliest shipwreck recorded in 2020 so far, the International Office for Migration (IOM) said in a statement Thursday.

Channel capsize victims were Kurdish-Iranian family: reports

London - Four people who died when their boat capsized as they tried to cross the Channel from France to Britain were all members of a Kurdish-Iranian family, British media reported Wednesday.

Two children among four dead after migrant vessel capsizes in Channel

Loon-plage - Four migrants, two children among them, died Tuesday after the boat in which they had set out from France to try and reach Britain capsized in the English Channel, French officials said.

Guatemala sends back almost 3,500 US-bound Honduran migrants

Guatemala City - Guatemala has sent back almost 3,500 Honduran migrants from a caravan that was heading to the United States over concerns they might spread Covid-19, President Alejandro Giammattei said on Sunday.

Trial to begin of suspects in UK migrant truck tragedy

London - Four men are due to go on trial in Britain on Monday in connection with the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants whose bodies were found in a lorry in southeast England.

More than 2,000 US-bound migrants abandon trek in Guatemala

- More than 2,000 migrants on Saturday dropped their bid to reach the United States after Guatemala threatened to expel them out of concern they might spread Covid-19.

'Worse than Moria': migrants get to grips with new Greek camp

Even if their old camp was known as "hell" or "the jungle", asylum seekers on the Greek island of Lesbos say that their new site may even be worse.

Salvini migrant case delayed, judge summons Italy PM

Catania - An Italian judge reviewing charges against far-right leader Matteo Salvini that he illegally detained migrants at sea delayed the hearing until November 20 so he could hear from senior members of the government, including Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte....

Mexico deploys military to block migrant caravan

Gutierrez - Mexico on Friday ordered the military to deploy along its southern border to block a migrant caravan that President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador suggested was linked to the US election.

Thousands of US-bound migrants surge into Guatemala

- Thousands of mostly Honduran migrants bound for the United States surged across the border into Guatemala on Thursday, just weeks before a tense American presidential election where immigration is a key issue.

US-bound migrant caravan enters Guatemala: AFP

- Thousands of mostly Honduran migrants bound for the United States surged across the border into Guatemala on Thursday.

Defiant Salvini readies for migrant trial as allies rally

Rome - Italy's far-right chief Matteo Salvini stands trial Saturday for allegedly illegally detaining migrants at sea, in a case that could see him jailed for 15 years or serve him a political win.

Police break up Calais migrant camp, biggest since 'the Jungle'

Calais - French police on Tuesday dismantled a camp of about 800 migrants in the port city of Calais, the biggest such operation since the sprawling "Jungle" shantytown was broken up four years ago.
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Protestors at Yarl's Wood speak with police officers.
Central American migrants get on the so-called La Bestia (The Beast) cargo train  in Apizaco  Tlaxca...
Central American migrants get on the so-called La Bestia (The Beast) cargo train, in Apizaco, Tlaxcala state, Mexico on July 22, 2014
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Young men, refugees/migrants marching. Not a single woman in the picture...
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People protesting in the streets of Tel Aviv against the decision to deport 400 children of foreign ...
People protesting in the streets of Tel Aviv against the decision to deport 400 children of foreign workers. Photo: Alessandro Di Maio
Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris
Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris
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This video grab made on September 9  2015 shows a Hungarian TV camerawoman kicking a child as she ru...
This video grab made on September 9, 2015 shows a Hungarian TV camerawoman kicking a child as she runs with other migrants from a police line during disturbances at Roszke
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People are protesting in the streets of Tel Aviv against the decision of the Israeli government to d...
People are protesting in the streets of Tel Aviv against the decision of the Israeli government to deport 400 children of foreign workers. (Tel Aviv, Israel - 14 August 2010. Photo: Alessandro Di Maio)
People are protesting in the streets of Tel Aviv against the decision of the Israeli government to d...
People are protesting in the streets of Tel Aviv against the decision of the Israeli government to deport 400 children of foreign workers (Tel Aviv, Israel - 14 August 2010. Photo: Alessandro Di Maio)
Protestors at Yarl s Wood.
Protestors at Yarl's Wood.
Protestors with plastic horns  whistles  and bongos.
Protestors with plastic horns, whistles, and bongos.
Central American migrants wait in line for food as they wait for the La Bestia (The Beast) cargo tra...
Central American migrants wait in line for food as they wait for the La Bestia (The Beast) cargo train in Apizaco, Tlaxcala state, Mexico on July 22, 2014
Ronaldo Schemidt, AFP
A group of children of foreign workers that could be deported from Israel by a decision of the Israe...
A group of children of foreign workers that could be deported from Israel by a decision of the Israeli governament. People took the streets of Tel Aviv to protest against this possibility. Photo: Alessandro Di Maio
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A still from one of the films.
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File photo: More than 90 percent of claims by Haitian nationals  who represented the bulk of arrival...
File photo: More than 90 percent of claims by Haitian nationals, who represented the bulk of arrivals, were rejected. It used to take about 16 months to process a claim, and now, according to a CBC Canada report, it now takes 20 months or longer.
Geoff Robins, AFP/File
A Syrian boy climbs on the facade of the Vrazhdebna reception centre for migrants in Sofia on Septem...
A Syrian boy climbs on the facade of the Vrazhdebna reception centre for migrants in Sofia on September 15, 2016
Nikolay Doychinov, AFP
Dozens of migrants feared to have died after falling out of boat in Mediterranean Sea.
Dozens of migrants feared to have died after falling out of boat in Mediterranean Sea.
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Britain's smaller rural towns are also having to adapt to large numbers of eastern Europeans se...
Britain's smaller rural towns are also having to adapt to large numbers of eastern Europeans seeking agricultural work, say campaigners
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A refugee family falls into a river they try cross on their way to Macedonia from a makeshift camp a...
A refugee family falls into a river they try cross on their way to Macedonia from a makeshift camp at the Greek-Macedonian border, near the Greek village of Idomeni on March 14, 2016
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Tunisian refugee in Sicily.
Tunisian refugee in Sicily.
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Myra  Jathro and Melvin De Vera  a Philipino family living in Israel that could be deported. Jathro ...
Myra, Jathro and Melvin De Vera, a Philipino family living in Israel that could be deported. Jathro was born in Israel. (Tel Aviv, Israel - 14 August 2010, Photo: Alessandro Di Maio

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