Migration

Migrant smuggling nets criminals $7bn a year
Migrants keep warm with Red Cross blankets upon their arrival at Malaga harbour this year
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Migrant smuggling nets criminals $7bn a year

First global study of human trafficking paints picture of a lucrative trade
21 Jun 2018
MS Aquarius: why did Spain accept the disputed migrant ship?
The Aquarius rescue ship is run by NGO S.O.S. Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres
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MS Aquarius: why did Spain accept the disputed migrant ship?

New socialist prime minister avoids humanitarian crisis and diffuses political stand-off
12 Jun 2018
Why Italy has closed its ports to a migrant rescue ship
The MV Aquarius offloading rescued migrants in Italy on 10 May
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Why Italy has closed its ports to a migrant rescue ship

629 people stranded at sea after Italy says Malta should take them in
11 Jun 2018
Homelessness charity helped deport rough sleepers
The numbers of UK homeless has rise sharply since 2010
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Homelessness charity helped deport rough sleepers

St Mungo’s worked with immigration patrols looking for illegal migrants
6 Mar 2018
Silvio Berlusconi on course to be election ‘kingmaker’
Silvio Berlusconi is barred from running for office after being convicted of tax evasion
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Silvio Berlusconi on course to be election ‘kingmaker’

Former Italian PM is barred from running for office but could still hold the balance of power after next month’s election
6 Feb 2018
Donald Trump ends protections for 200,000 Salvadorans
Protesters gather to call for TPS protection to remain for Salvadoran immigrants
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Donald Trump ends protections for 200,000 Salvadorans

El Salvador is the fourth country in four months to be removed from a programme granting the legal right to work
9 Jan 2018
Belgian government on brink of collapse over Sudan
Charles Michel has been prime minister since 2014
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Belgian government on brink of collapse over Sudan

Coalition partner threatens to withdraw after minister accused of colluding to repatriate political opponents
9 Jan 2018
EU unveils new migration plan amid free movement backlash
Migrants queue to enter the refugee centre near Porte de la Chapelle, northern Paris
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EU unveils new migration plan amid free movement backlash

Fifty thousand refugees will be relocated over two years, even as Schengen rules are tightened
28 Sep 2017
Migrant rescue halted after Libya fires warning shots
Refugees in Italy
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Migrant rescue halted after Libya fires warning shots

Italy applauds deterrence plan by Libyan coastguard as Save the Children and other charities suspend rescue missions
15 Aug 2017
Austrian troops to stop refugees at border with Italy
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Austrian troops to stop refugees at border with Italy

Armoured personnel carriers sent to guard Brenner Pass - a 'potential migration hotspot'
5 Jul 2017
Italy praised for law protecting lone child migrants
Migrant on Italian coastguard boat
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Italy praised for law protecting lone child migrants

Country passes first law in Europe guaranteeing children travelling alone a minimum standard of care
30 Mar 2017
More than 200 migrants feared drowned in Mediterranean Sea
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More than 200 migrants feared drowned in Mediterranean Sea

Two overturned boats found off coast of Libya as number of deaths jumps 27 per cent in 2016
24 Mar 2017
More than 200 migrants feared drowned in Mediterranean Sea
Proactiva Open Arms rescue vessel
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More than 200 migrants feared drowned in Mediterranean Sea

Two overturned boats found off coast of Libya as number of deaths jumps 27 per cent in 2016
24 Mar 2017
Refugees who 'can't pay' are being sold for organs
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Refugees who 'can't pay' are being sold for organs

Former trafficker claims smugglers are killing people for transplants
5 Jul 2016
Anonymous hacks Thai police websites over death sentences
David Miller, Hannah Witheridge
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Anonymous hacks Thai police websites over death sentences

Activists call for 'justice' for 'scapegoated' migrant pair convicted of the murders of two British backpackers
6 Jan 2015
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