Egypt affirms support to 5M refugees amid Coronavirus pandemic

Sun, 21 Jun 2020 - 04:27 GMT

The celebration of the day affirms the solidarity with more than 70 million refugees and asylum seekers who have been forced to flee wars and violence in their countries to other countries.

Mediterranean gets new NGO migrant rescue ship

Mon, 22 Jul 2019 - 08:20 GMT

The charity SOS Mediterranean announced Sunday it would deploy a new vessel to "conduct search and rescue activities" off the coast of Libya.

Naples mayor offers to welcome in stranded NGO migrant boat

Thu, 03 Jan 2019 - 03:00 GMT

Naples is ready to defy Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini and let in a charity-run ship carrying 32 migrants that is blocked in the stormy Mediterranean.

Dead Guatemalan girl part of 'endless' migrant exodus from poor village

Sat, 15 Dec 2018 - 10:20 GMT

G rinding poverty in their Guatemalan village drove the father of a 7-year-old girl who died in U.S. custody to leave with her for the United States.

Trump says troops will not fire on migrant caravan

Fri, 02 Nov 2018 - 10:10 GMT

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that illegal immigrants who throw rocks at the military would be arrested, but not fired upon by troops.

Colombia to host meeting with Ecuador, Peru on Venezuelan migrant issue

Fri, 24 Aug 2018 - 01:50 GMT

Officials from Colombia, Ecuador and Peru will meet in Bogota next week to seek a solution to a growing exodus of migrants overwhelming South American countries.

Migrant rescue boat arrives in Spain after rejection by Italy and Malta

Thu, 05 Jul 2018 - 12:40 GMT

A humanitarian rescue boat carrying 60 migrants rescued off Libya docked in Barcelona on Wednesday after being turned away by Malta and Italy.

Macron 'never meant to offend' Italy with migrant comments

Thu, 14 Jun 2018 - 03:11 GMT

Macron sought to resolve tensions with Italy on Thursday, saying he never meant to cause offence by criticising its rejection of a migrant ship.

Germany aims to open first migrant repatriation site later this year

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 - 02:00 GMT

The German government wants to open the first federal migrant repatriation centre this autumn, and will likely use existing facilities.

U.N. to move 10,000 migrants from Libya in 2018

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 - 02:25 GMT

The United Nations plans to move up to 10,000 illegal migrants from Libya next year, a senior U.N. official said on Tuesday.

Canada ramps up deportations amid growing migrant influx

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 - 01:40 GMT

As an influx of asylum seekers crossing from the United States strains Canada's immigration system, the country is ramping up its deportation of migrants.

Italian parliament gives green light to Libya naval mission

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 - 12:29 GMT

Italy's parliament authorised on Wednesday a limited naval mission to help Libya's coastguard curb migrant flows

EU commission unveils migrant 'action plan' for Italy

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 - 09:31 GMT

The European Commission on Tuesday unveiled a new plan to help Italy cope with a massive fresh influx of migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea.

Over 120 migrants feared dead at sea after boat's motor stolen

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 - 06:27 GMT

More than 120 migrants are feared to have died at the weekend when the motor of their boat was stolen, causing it to sink.