Tag Archives: International Organisation for Migration

More than 500,000 Migrants Crossed the Mediterranean to Reach Europe

“Record 522K migrants arrive in Europe by sea in 2015,” by Jane Onyanga-Omara for USA Today: A record 522,124 migrants and refugees have arrived in Europe by sea this year, the International Organization for Migration said Tuesday. The number is more than … Continue reading

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Europe or Die – Vice News

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European Union Asks Member States to Accept Migrant Quotas

“European Union Asks Member States to Accept Quotas of Migrants,” by James Kanter for the New York Times: The European Union authorities formally appealed to the bloc’s member states on Wednesday to accept quotas of migrants to relieve the burden … Continue reading

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Independent Journalists at “Migrant Files” Challenge European Union’s Numbers of Migrant Casualties

“‘Migrant Files’: The EU’s Refugee Victims,” by Jeanette Seiffert for Deutsche-Welle: In October 2013, 360 migrants drowned off the coast of the Italian island of Lampedusa. In February of this year, 15 people died attempting to swim to the Spanish … Continue reading

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Italian Navy Rescues 730 Migrants

“Italian navy rescues 730 migrants in overcrowded boats off Sicily,” by Lindsay Isaac and Laura Smith-Spark for CNN: The Italian navy rescued 730 migrants from overcrowded boats in the Mediterranean Sea south of Sicily, it said Wednesday. The migrants, who … Continue reading

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