Tag Archives: European migrant crisis

12Sep/17

African migrant children face highest risk of abuse: U.N. report

A new UN report has revealed that migrant and refugee children and youth trying to reach Europe face appalling levels of human rights abuses, with 77 percent of those travelling along the Central Mediterranean route reporting direct experiences of abuse, exploitation, and practices which may amount to human trafficking.
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30Jul/17

Human Rights Watch: French police use excessive force on Calais migrants

CALAIS, FRANCE (JULY 26, 2017) (REUTERS) – Human Rights Watch pressed France on Wednesday (July 26) to end what it described as recurrent police violence against migrants in the northern town of Calais, where hundreds have returned despite the demolition of a sprawling camp once known as “the Jungle”. Continue reading

11Apr/17

Migrants traded in “slave markets” in Libya, U.N. agency says

The United Nations says a growing number of migrants passing through Libya are being traded in “slave markets”.

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03Mar/17

Two die in Italy as fire sweeps through migrant ”ghetto”

Two people were killed after fire broke out at a camp housing hundreds of migrants who pick fruit and vegetables in the fields of southern Italy, officials said on Friday (March 3). Continue reading

28Feb/17

Door knocks in the dark: The Canadian town on front line of Trump migrant crackdown

The Canadian town of Emerson, Manitoba has become the front line of an emerging political crisis that is testing Canada’s will to welcome asylum seekers
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28Jan/17

Trump travel ban sparks panic abroad, lawsuits at home

U.S. President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily barring visitors from seven predominantly Muslim countries and banning Syrian refugees indefinitely will likely land his administration in court. Zachary Goelman reports. Continue reading

18Dec/16

Morocco to provide resident permits to thousands of migrants

Morocco launches the second round of a campaign to regularise undocumented migrants, aiming to provide thousands of foreigners resident permits that will allow them to wok, enrol their children in school and have access to medical care.

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29Oct/16

Paris reports rise in migrant rough-sleepers

Parisian authorities say there’s been a huge rise in migrants sleeping rough since the demolition of the ‘Jungle’ shanty town in Calais. Paul Chapman reports.
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