Migrants Tag

Slovenian authorities said Tuesday two migrants died in separate attempts to enter Slovenia by crossing the Kolpa river marking the EU's Schengen border with Croatia.Read More
A visiting British minister on Monday offered his country's "technical expertise and practical support" to help curb illegal immigration through Libya, a hub for African migrants bound for Europe.Read More
Tripoli (AFP) A visiting British minister on Monday offered his country’s “technical expertise and practical support” to help curb illegal immigration through Libya, a hub for African migrants bound for Europe. “We discussed how we can help and support those who are working in such a difficult area and give them the benefit of both technical expertise and practical support from the United Kingdom,” said Alistair Burt, minister of state for the Middle East. He singled out efforts to monitor “the whole routes that migrants take from sub-Saharan Africa” toRead More
Madrid (AFP) Three Spanish firefighters will stand trial in May in Greece for allegedly trying to help illegal migrants enter the country via Lesbos where they were taking part in sea rescue operations. The three, from the southern city of Seville, made the announcement late Thursday after meeting Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis in Madrid. “We’ve received commitment from the minister that we will get all the necessary consular help to face this process,” said Manuel Blanco, one of the accused. In a tweet, Dastis described the trio as havingRead More
Brussels (AFP) European law enforcement officials say they are tracking at least 65,000 migrant smugglers, twice as many as at the height of the migration crisis three years ago, as the illegal trade booms. Despite a drop in the number of migrants successfully crossing the Mediterranean since Europe’s biggest migration crisis since World War II erupted in 2015, the EU’s police agency Europol said demand for smugglers was still “huge”. Many new suspects have also been identified, Europol added, as investigators in European countries track one of the fastest growingRead More
Berlin (AFP) A German food bank on Tuesday said it will reopen its doors to new migrant clients, some three months after its decision to stop giving free meals to foreigners sparked nationwide outrage. The Essener Tafel charity in the western city of Essen said non-Germans could start registering for the service again from Wednesday. “Right now, the ratio of Germans and foreigners in need is appropriate,” the group’s chairman, Joerg Sartor, told the Bild daily. “If new bottlenecks occur, we will have to adapt again.” From now on, preferenceRead More
At least four migrants were found dead in the waters off Spain Sunday, with others who had been on board the make-shift boat missing, rescuers said.Read More
Jerez de la Frontera (Spain) (AFP) Karim and Yves trekked for years through Africa from Cameroon before arriving in Spain where they now play football and rugby, realising a life-long ambition even if their daily lives are still a struggle. They’re not the only ones to have stepped onto Spanish shores with dreams of making it big in the sporting world. Associations and migrants say roughly a quarter of new arrivals’ main reason for coming is to play professionally. But a large majority are soon brought back down to earthRead More
US President Donald Trump decided Tuesday to end the protected status of thousands of Liberian migrants to the United States and gave them a year to leave the country.Read More
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that an electronic fence along the Israel-Egypt border has saved the Jewish state from jihadist attacks or what he believes would be worse -- a tide of African migrants.Read More