migrant crisis in Europe

August 23, 2018
August 23, 2018

5 dead as migrant boat sinks off Tunisia

Tunisia’s coast guard says it recovered the bodies of five migrants whose boat sank as they tried to cross the Mediterranean to the Italian island of Lampedusa.

March 10, 2016
March 10, 2016

Merkel condemns migrant route closure

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has blamed European nations for "unilaterally" shutting the Balkan route for migrants.

November 20, 2015
November 20, 2015

EU agrees to tighten borders after Paris attacks

EU ministers agrees to get tough on border security after the devastating Paris attacks, as prosecutors said a third body had been found following a police raid on the ringleader's hideout.

October 17, 2015
October 17, 2015

Migrants reach Slovenia as Hungary closes Croatia border

Hungary has closed its border with Croatia in an effort to stem the flow of migrants through the country en route to western Europe.

September 21, 2015
September 21, 2015

Kerry says US ready to take more refugees

The United States will increase the number of refugees it takes in by 15,000 over each of the next two years, bringing the total to 100,000 by 2017, US Secretary of State John Kerry says.

September 14, 2015
September 14, 2015

Migrant crisis: Austria to deploy troops

Austria says it is deploying troops to help deal with a migrant influx, and will tighten controls on its border with Hungary.

September 4, 2015
September 4, 2015

Migrant crisis: Australia PM says stopping boats key for Europe

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said the refugee and migrant crisis in Europe is proof of the need for tough asylum policies.

August 12, 2015
August 12, 2015

Italy navy rescues 50 migrants from dinghy

Italy's navy says it has rescued 52 migrants from a sinking rubber dinghy in the Mediterranean, but about 50 others are missing.