Monthly Archives: July 2014

UNHCR Requests an End to Migrant Deaths at Sea

“UNHCR calls for urgent European action to end refugee and migrant deaths at sea,” from the UNHCR: The UN refugee agency called Thursday for urgent European action to stop rising refugee and migrant deaths at sea, after more than 260 … Continue reading

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1,000 Migrants Attempt to Enter into Spain’s Melilla and Ceuta

” At a Spanish Border, a Coordinated Scramble,” by Carlotta Gall for the New York Times: More than 1,000 African migrants rushed toward the high fences topped with razor wire. They were met by the Moroccan police, who, with the … Continue reading

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More Than 100 Thrown Overboard, Five Migrants Arrested

“Migrant boat massacre: Italy arrests five for murder of more than 100 ‘thrown overboard’,” by Loulla-Mae Eleftheriou-Smith for the Independent: Italian police have arrested five men on suspicion of murdering and throwing overboard more than 100 migrants as they attempted … Continue reading

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African Migrants Suffocate on Voyage to Europe

“African migrants suffocate on voyage to Italy,” from AFP (reposted by Al Jazeera): Italian rescuers have found 18 bodies on a boat carrying hundreds of asylum-seekers and another died while being evacuated, the ANSA news agency reports. All were apparently … Continue reading

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Libya’s Borders and Illegal Immigration

“Libya’s porous borders lead to illegal immigration boom,” from the Observers: One of our Observer spoke to undocumented immigrants, many from Sudan, who had just crossed through Libya and were about to try their luck reaching Europe. They described how … Continue reading

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