# Migration

Migrants wait to be rescued by a rescue ship run by NGO "SOS Mediterranee" and "Medecins Sans Frontieres" (Doctors Without Borders) in the Mediterranean Sea, 30 nautical miles from the Libyan coast, on August 2, 2017. Photo: Angelos Tzortzinis / AFP
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Migrants dying trying to reach Europe

Heat map showing the number of migrants who have died trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe in 2017, showing data up to the end of September.
Migrants wait to be rescued by members of Proactiva Open Arms NGO in the Mediterranean Sea, some 12 nautical miles north of Libya, on October 4, 2016. At least 1,800 migrants were rescued off the Libyan coast, the Italian coastguard announced, adding that similar operations were underway around 15 other overloaded vessels. / AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS
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EU plans to take 50,000 refugees from Africa, Mideast

The EU has unveiled plans to take at least 50,000 refugees directly from Africa, the Middle East and Turkey to discourage migrant boats from making the risky Mediterranean crossing.
Pope Francis waves to believers after the historic double canonization ceremony for past pontiffs Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII in an open air mass in front of St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican city, 27 April 2014. Huge crowds filled the square to see the two former popes declared saints. Royal dignitaries and heads of state were among nearly 100 foreign delegations in attendance. Photo: MICHAEL KAPPELER/dpa
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Pope to governments: Legalize irregular migrants, don’t close borders

Pope Francis urged governments on Saturday to get migrants and refugees out of holding centers.
Police officers secure the site of the incident after a knife attack at a supermarket in Hamburg, Germany, 28 July 2017. A man killed another person and injured several during a supermarket robbery in the district of Barmbek in Hamburg on 28 July. The suspect was arrested, the police informed on Twitter. Photo: Markus Scholz/dpa
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Hamburg knife attack suspect was known radical Islamist

German authorities were aware that the man accused in a deadly stabbing spree at a Hamburg supermarket had shown signs of radicalization prior to the incident, officials said Saturday
Men wait on the deck of a merchant ship after their arrival along with 470 migrants and refugees in the port of Palermo, Sicily after being rescued at sea off the Libyan coasts, on April 18, 2017. PHOTO: Alessandro Fucarini/AFP
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The changing face of the Mediterranean migrant crisis

From waves of dinghies setting off from Libya to the appearance of privately-funded rescue ships, the face of the Mediterranean migration crisis has changed greatly over recent years.