Monthly Archives: November 2013

Syrian Refugees in Europe

“Out of Syria, Into a European Maze,” by Jim Yardley and Gaia Piangiani for the New York Times: Fifty miles off the southeastern coast of Sicily, the refugee boat first appeared as a gray spot on the horizon, rising up … Continue reading

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Italian Navy Rescues 370 Migrants

“Italian navy rescues 370 migrants,” from the Oman Daily Observer: The Italian Navy said yesterday it had picked up 370 migrants from four boats in distress in the central Mediterranean, off the island of Lampedusa. The rescue operations, conducted on … Continue reading

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EC Press Release: European Border Surveillance System To Be Operational On December 2nd

“EUROSUR kicks off: new tools to save migrants’ lives and prevent crime at EU borders,” from the European Commission: On 2 December 2013 the European Border Surveillance System (EUROSUR) becomes operational. EUROSUR will make an important contribution to saving lives … Continue reading

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Libya Has Deported More Than 500 African Immigrants

“Libya Deports Hundreds of African Immigrants:State News Agency,” from Reuters (reposted by Voice of America): Libya has deported more than 500 African immigrants, state news agency Lana said, sending them to Niger as it tries to tackle an influx of … Continue reading

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Eriterian Migrant Push Factor: Government Abuse

“Government Abuse Drives Eritreans to Flee, U.N. Says,” by Nick Cumming-Bruce for the New York Times: Severe government abuse, not harsh living conditions, is driving thousands of Eritreans to flee their country every month and risk their lives trying, often … Continue reading

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