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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.

First virus death in Greek migrant camp

Athens - Greek officials on Sunday announced the first coronavirus death in a migrant camp near Athens, as refugee groups stepped up criticism of the containment policy of the Greek government and Europe.

Nestled in far-right stronghold, German town opens doors to migrants

Neuruppin - The town of Neuruppin may be nestled in an eastern part of Germany where the far-right AfD party enjoys some of its strongest support.But it is offering to take in refugees again, five years after a huge migrant influx bitterly divided the country.

Thousands march in Germany urging EU to take in Moria refugees

Berlin - Thousands of people demonstrated Sunday in Berlin and other German cities, urging the European Union to take in migrants left without shelter after a fire destroyed their biggest camp in Greece.

Lesbos camp filling up as UN warns on migrants' future

Athens - The UN refugee agency on Friday warned Greece that a new camp on Lesbos island hastily built to house thousands of migrants left homeless by a fire last week can only be temporary.

Lesbos camp filling up as UN warns on migrants' future

The UN refugee agency on Friday warned Greece that a new camp on Lesbos island hastily built to house thousands of migrants left homeless by a fire last week can only be temporary.

Greek police move homeless migrants to new Lesbos camp

Police on the Greek island of Lesbos on Thursday launched an operation to rehouse thousands of asylum seekers sleeping rough for over a week after Europe's largest migrant camp was destroyed by fire.

Lesbos police begin operation to move homeless migrants to new camp

Police on the Greek island of Lesbos on Thursday began an operation to rehouse thousands of homeless migrants at a new site after their camp was destroyed by fire, an AFP journalist said.

'Just God, the water and us': risking the Channel 'death route' to Britain

Calais - Britain! After years trekking through countless countries, weeks in a filthy camp on the French coast, seven gruelling hours on a small boat tossed about by the Channel, Walid has finally made it.He's managed to cross the so-called death route.

Afghans face Greek prosecutor over fire at migrant camp

Six young Afghan men including two minors will face a prosecutor on Greece's Lesbos island Wednesday on suspicion of setting fires that destroyed Europe's largest migrant camp last week.

Five migrants arrested over Greek camp fire: minister

Athens - Police on the Greek island of Lesbos have arrested five migrants suspected of setting a fire that destroyed Europe's largest camp of Moria last week, the minister responsible for policing said Tuesday.

Germany to take in 1,500 refugees from Greek islands

Greece - Germany said Tuesday it will take in more than 1,500 refugees from Greece on top of the 150 unaccompanied minors whose camp burned down on the island of Lesbos as Berlin tried to rally a fresh EU response to a years-long migrant crisis that flared anew...

Hundreds of migrants housed in new Lesbos camp after fire

Roughly 800 of the thousands of asylum seekers who fled a fire that destroyed Europe's biggest migrant camp have been housed at a temporary site on the island of Lesbos, Greece's migration ministry said.

Greek government accuses migrants of 'burning' Moria camp

Greece on Monday accused migrants of deliberately burning their overcrowded camp last week on Lesbos island, where hundreds reluctantly moved to a new temporary site with "no showers or mattresses".

Greece sees end to Lesbos migrant crisis within a week

Greece said Sunday it hoped thousands of asylum seekers left homeless by fires at Europe's largest migrant camp could be rehoused within a week to end a crisis that has seen protesters clash with police.

Greece sees end to Lesbos migrant crisis within a week

Greece said Sunday it hoped thousands of asylum seekers left homeless by fires at Europe's largest migrant camp could be rehoused within a week to end a crisis that has seen protesters clash with police.

Rescued migrants to disembark in Italy after 39 days at sea

Rome - Twenty-seven migrants stranded at sea for nearly 40 days on a Danish freighter got permission to disembark in Sicily on Saturday, a day after being transferred to an NGO vessel.

Weary migrants wary of new migrant camp in Greece's Lesbos

Aided by a Farsi-speaking translator, Greek asylum staffer Michalis patiently explained to a group of Afghans that a new tent camp awaits them on the island of Lesbos.

Teargas fired during migrant protests on Greek island of Lesbos

Greek riot police fired tear gas at protesting asylum-seekers on the island of Lesbos Saturday, as thousands demanded help after being left homeless by fires that destroyed Europe's largest migrant camp.

Teargas fired during migrant protests on Greek island of Lesbos

Greek riot police fired tear gas at protesting asylum seekers on Lesbos island Saturday, as thousands demanded help after being left homeless by the fire that destroyed Europe's largest migrant camp.

Teargas fired during migrant protests on Greek island of Lesbos

Greek riot police fired tear gas at protesting asylum seekers on Lesbos island on Saturday as tensions simmered following the catastrophic fire that ripped through Europe's largest migrant camp there this week.
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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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Over 7 000 migrants rescued off Italy since Friday.
Over 7,000 migrants rescued off Italy since Friday.
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Protestors at Yarl's Wood detention centre.
Tunisian refugee in Sicily.
Tunisian refugee in Sicily.
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Protestors make noise to support migrants at Yarl s Wood detention centre.
Protestors make noise to support migrants at Yarl's Wood detention centre.
Young men  refugees/migrants marching. Not a single woman in the picture...
Young men, refugees/migrants marching. Not a single woman in the picture...
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A baby born in the Texas of an illegal immigrant cannot be given a birth certificate.
A baby born in the Texas of an illegal immigrant cannot be given a birth certificate.
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Refugee in Italy
Refugee in Italy
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A municipality employee walks past a pile of lifejackets discarded by migrants and refugees in the v...
A municipality employee walks past a pile of lifejackets discarded by migrants and refugees in the village of Molyvos, on the Greek island of Lesbos
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People protesting in the streets of Tel Aviv against the decision to deport 400 children of foreign workers. Photo: Alessandro Di Maio
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
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
KATY LEE, AFP
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Protestors with plastic horns, whistles, and bongos.
Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris
Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris
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Syrian migrants wait inside their room at a reception centre in Sofia on September 15  2016
Syrian migrants wait inside their room at a reception centre in Sofia on September 15, 2016
Nikolay Doychinov, AFP
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
Ronaldo Schemidt, AFP
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
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)
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A still from one of the films.
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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
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