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Bosnia starts to close controversial migrant camp

Bihac - Bosnian authorities on Tuesday began to move several hundred migrants out of a ramshackle camp near the Croatian border following international condemnation of the site's inhumane conditions.

UN launches $29 bn emergency funding appeal

Geneva - The UN launched a humanitarian appeal for nearly $29 billion on Wednesday as climate change and increasingly protracted conflicts put tens of millions of people in urgent need of aid.

Emerging from obscurity: 2019's unforeseen history-makers

Paris - Of the many people who made history in 2019, some surprised themselves and the world by emerging from obscurity to make their mark, though one remains anonymous for the time being -- "The Whistleblower" behind the impeachment probe into US President Do...

Bosnia should close 'unacceptable' migrant camp: Council of Europe

Sarajevo - Bosnia should urgently close a temporary migrant camp or people will "start to die" during the winter period, a European human rights official warned Tuesday.

Libya navy says over 200 migrants rescued from Med

Tajurah - Libya's navy said Saturday it had rescued 205 migrants in an operation off the coast of Tripoli.

Vietnamese families bury first victims of UK truck tragedy

Dien Chau - Throngs of weeping relatives on Thursday buried the first of 39 Vietnamese people found dead in a truck in Britain last month, in emotional ceremonies for the young victims whose deaths have rattled their rural towns.

Vietnam families to bury victims of UK truck tragedy

Dien Chau - The families of some of the 39 Vietnamese people found dead in a truck in Britain prepared for emotional burials for their children Thursday after an agonising weeks-long wait to bring their bodies home.

Vietnam families to bury victims of UK truck tragedy

Vietnam - The families of some of the 39 Vietnamese people found dead in a truck in Britain prepared for emotional burials for their children Thursday after an agonising weeks-long wait to bring their bodies home.

MSF charity urges evacuation of Greek migrant camps

Apo - The head of the charity Doctors Without Borders on Wednesday called for authorities to "urgently evacuate" vulnerable migrants from badly overcrowded camps on Greek islands.

Tears and prayers as Vietnam village mourns cousins killed in UK truck tragedy

Dien Chau - They wailed and clutched white roses, praying for their dead -- families of two cousins who were among 39 Vietnamese found in a truck in Britain held emotional homecomings for the young men Wednesday.

First bodies of UK truck victims arrive in Vietnam

Hoan Kiem - The first remains of the 39 people found dead in a truck in Britain last month arrived in Vietnam Wednesday where they were met by huge crowds of sobbing relatives who have been waiting weeks for their return.

Greek PM sets up migrant child protection scheme

Athens - Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Sunday announced a new scheme to protect unaccompanied migrant minors reaching the country, two days after condemning other EU states for their lack of solidarity.

Greece: Turkey needs to end 'blackmail' for migrant aid

Washington - Greece's migration minister said that Turkey needs to stop "blackmail" if it wants more EU aid, saying its loaded language had prompted a spike in movement toward Greek shores.

UN expert apologises for faulty figure on children in US migration detention

Geneva - An independent UN expert has apologised for misspeaking during a news conference in Geneva this week, correcting his claim that more than 100,000 children were being held in migration-related US detention.

More than 100,000 children in migration-related US detention: UN

Geneva - More than 100,000 children are currently being held in migration-related detention in the United States, often in violation of international law, the UN said Monday.

More than 100,000 children in migration-related US detention: UN

Geneva - More than 100,000 children are currently being held in migration-related detention in the United States, including those held with their parents and minors detained alone, the UN said Monday.

Parents of missing migrants begin Mexico caravan crossing

Gutierrez - A caravan made up of 50 parents of disappeared Central American migrants departed on Friday from Mexico's southern border for a cross-country journey in search of their missing relatives.

EU changes title for migration commissioner after outcry

Apo - The incoming European Commission chief has changed the title of her migration commissioner from "Protecting our European Way of Life" following criticism it had far-right connotations, an EU official said Wednesday.

The Vietnamese victims of UK truck tragedy

Hanoi - British police on Friday confirmed the names of the 39 victims, who are all Vietnamese nationals, found dead in a refrigerated truck in southeast England last month.

UK police name 39 Vietnamese victims of truck horror

London - British police on Friday released the names of 39 Vietnamese people found dead in a refrigerated truck last month, including two 15-year-old boys.

EU establishes standalone border force

Apo - The EU on Friday formally established its first standalone border force, boosting the Frontex service with a new permanent corps that will number 10,000 officers by 2027.

Vietnam to repatriate 39 nationals found dead in UK truck

London - Vietnam said Thursday it was working to repatriate 39 bodies now identified as Vietnamese nationals found in a truck near London last month, in a case that exposed the deadly risks of illegal migration to Europe.

Build that wall! Barriers back 30 years after Berlin Wall

Paris - When the Berlin Wall came tumbling down 30 years ago, many hoped its demise portended an end to barriers between borders and isolationism.

Macron comments on 'clandestine' workers provoke anger in Bulgaria

Sofia - Bulgaria on Saturday said it would summon France's ambassador to Sofia on Monday over "insulting" comments about immigration by French President Emmanuel Macron sparked outrage.

Macron comments on 'clandestine' workers provokes anger in Bulgaria

Sofia - Bulgaria on Saturday said it would summon France's ambassador to Sofia on Monday after comments about immigration by French President Emmanuel Macron sparked outrage.

UK police step up appeals over migrant lorry deaths

Belfast - British detectives probing the deaths of 39 Asian migrants in a refrigerated truck near London renewed on Friday their appeal for two brothers in the haulage business to help with the investigation.

Eastern members breached EU law by refusing refugees: court advisor

Apo - The Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland likely broke EU law by refusing to take in asylum-seekers at the height of the refugee crisis in 2015, the top EU court's legal advisor said Thursday.

Eastern members breached EU law by refusing refugees: court advisor

Apo - The Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland likely broke EU law by refusing to take in asylum-seekers at the height of the refugee crisis in 2015, the top EU court's legal advisor said Thursday.

'Easy money and a better life': Vietnamese undeterred by UK truck tragedy

The traffickers have gone underground but they'll come back, villagers and brokers say, with the deaths of 39 migrants in a truck in Britain unlikely to deter the country's vast pool of rural Vietnamese from making perilous journeys abroad.

Who are the Vietnamese feared dead in UK truck tragedy?

Hanoi - AFP has spoken to several families of Vietnamese nationals missing in Britain, feared to be among the 39 people found dead in a truck in Essex last week.
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Lions, hyenas and crocodiles lie in wait along the path of the great migration.
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