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Migrants Stranded In Open Air In Bosnia After Relocation Fails

Migrants Stranded In Open Air In Bosnia After Relocation Fails

Hundreds of migrants from Africa, Asia and the Middle East were left stranded in the open air on Wednesday when an attempt to relocate them to another site in Bosnia after fire wrecked their temporary camp failed, police and migrants said. Fire destroyed Camp Lipa, near the town of Bihac in western Bosnia, last week. […]

At Least 140 Migrants Die After Boat Sinks

At Least 140 Migrants Die After Boat Sinks

The official death toll has been revised after a vessel sank off the Senegalese coast last week. It is the deadliest shipwreck recorded in 2020 so far. More than 140 people died last week when a vessel with roughly 200 migrants on board sank off the coast of Senegal, the International Office for Migration (IOM) […]

Women, Migrants, Minorities To Suffer Most In Latin America As Coronavirus Rages -UN agency

Women, Migrants, Minorities To Suffer Most In Latin America As Coronavirus Rages -UN agency

The coronavirus pandemic will make a bad economic situation worse for women, indigenous people, migrants and people of African descent in Latin America, a region already plagued by deep-rooted inequality, a United Nations agency said in a report issued on Tuesday.   Unequal access to potable water, sanitation, healthcare and housing could also mean higher […]

Deported From U.S., 32 Guatemalan Migrants Infected With Coronavirus

Deported From U.S., 32 Guatemalan Migrants Infected With Coronavirus

Thirty-two Guatemalan migrants on a deportation flight from the United States earlier this week have now tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the Central American nation’s health ministry. “One of them tested positive on Monday, 12 yesterday and 19 today,” health ministry spokeswoman Ana Lucia Gudiel told Reuters. Four deportees on a flight in […]

Migrants Raped And Trafficked As U.S. And Mexico Tighten Borders

Migrants Raped And Trafficked As U.S. And Mexico Tighten Borders

Central American migrants are being kidnapped, raped and trafficked in Mexico as they seek to enter the United States amid a migration crackdown, a medical charity said on Tuesday. In Mexico’s Nuevo Laredo city – separated from the United States by the Rio Grande – almost 80% of migrants treated by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) […]

Trafficking Risk High For Hundreds Of Migrants Sent Back To Libya

Trafficking Risk High For Hundreds Of Migrants Sent Back To Libya

Hundreds of migrants returned to Libya this month are at high risk of human trafficking as worsening violence is allowing criminal gangs to thrive, according to the United Nations. At least 953 migrants headed for Europe were picked up in the Mediterranean and sent back to Libya in the first two weeks of 2020, said […]

Scores Of Migrants Flee After Being Rescued Off Libyan Coast

Scores Of Migrants Flee After Being Rescued Off Libyan Coast

At least 71 illegal migrants rescued after four days in distress at sea were brought to shore east of the Libyan capital Tripoli early on Sunday but then fled and no attempt was made to capture them, a navy official said. Libya is one of the main departure points for African migrants fleeing poverty and […]

Migrants Refuse To Disembark In Libya After Being Rescued At Sea

Migrants Refuse To Disembark In Libya After Being Rescued At Sea

The 94 passengers were rescued by a passing container ship last week as they were en route to Italy. After being returned to Libya they have refused to get off the ship. The Libyan coast guard reported Wednesday that migrant passengers aboard a container ship docked at the port of Misrata are refusing to disembark. […]

Over 14 000 Migrants Drown En-Route To Europe

Over 14 000 Migrants Drown En-Route To Europe

 More than 14 700 migrants have died at sea trying to reach Europe over the past five years since the international community united to end further death at sea. Among the victims are 1 777 people that have died or gone missing on migratory routes across the Mediterranean region during the beginning of 2018. Confirmation […]

Nigerian Migrant Dreams In The Lap Of The Gods

In the latest in our series of letters from African journalists, Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani looks at why – despite knowing the risks – Nigerians are willing to make the dangerous journey across the harsh desert and unpredictable seas to reach Europe. Many migrants deported from Libya to Nigeria will tell you that they had indeed […]

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