Migrant crisis

June 29, 2019
June 29, 2019

Migrant-rescue ship enters Italy, captain arrested

The Sea-Watch 3 charity ship carrying dozens of migrants rescued off Libya forced its way into the Italian port of Lampedusa after a lengthy standoff, the charity has said.

June 29, 2019
June 29, 2019

Mother, wife of drowned Salvadoran migrants awaits their repatriation

Days after she lost her small daughter and husband to the treacherous currents of the Rio Grande, Tania Vanessa Avalos, 23, arrives back in El Salvador to await her family's return -- in coffins.

July 6, 2018
July 6, 2018

Malaysian Bar against crackdown on illegal migrants

Malaysian Bar urges its government to immediately cease the ongoing crackdown on undocumented migrants and embark on a comprehensive legalisation programme allowing them to independently apply for regularisation.

April 23, 2018
April 23, 2018

11 migrants dead, 263 rescued off Libya coast

At least eleven migrants died at sea and another 263 were rescued in two separate operations off the coast of Libya, the country's navy says.

August 18, 2017
August 18, 2017

'Unsustainable' spike in asylum seekers at Canada-US border

The number of asylum seekers who illegally crossed the US border into Canada more than tripled in July, 2017, according to Canadian government data, as migrants worried about the US administration's immigration crackdown head north.

August 17, 2017
August 17, 2017

Over 300 migrants rescued off Spanish coast

Over 300 migrants were rescued in seven dinghies off Spain's southern coast after attempting to cross the sea from Morocco, the Spanish maritime rescue service says.

May 26, 2016
May 26, 2016

Dozens feared dead in migrant shipwreck

Up to 30 migrants are feared dead after a boat capsized off the Libyan coast while some 50 have been rescued by EU vessels from the sea.

May 11, 2016
May 11, 2016

Bangladeshi asylum seeker dies on Manus Island

A Bangladeshi refugee dies of heart failure on Nauru, the second death in as many weeks on the tiny South Pacific island where detainees have been hurting themselves in protests, Australian officials say.

April 16, 2016
April 16, 2016

Pope takes Syrian migrants to Vatican

Pope Francis has taken 12 Syrian migrants back with him to the Vatican after visiting a camp on the Greek island of Lesbos.

March 17, 2016
March 17, 2016

‘Many issues’ in way of EU migrant deal

EU leaders are to meet to finalise a deal with Turkey to help ease the migrant crisis.