Migrants

A new home in Europe?
Europe was plunged into crisis in 2015 as more than a million migrants flooded into the continent, making the risky journey across the Aegean to Greece or braving a perilous Mediterranean crossing. A deal with Turkey has stemmed the flow but can the EU agree a common approach to tackling the mass movement of people?
Symbol picture // Three young women in Frankfurt am Main (Hesse) in the main station with a greeting card with the words "Refugees Welcome". Photo: Frank Rumpenhorst/dpa/archive
Symbol picture // Three young women in F […]

How many people have been relocated under the EU relocation scheme?

In addition to EU member states, countries of Norway, Switzerland and Lichtenstein have committed to relocating people. Norway has accepted 1,508 relocated people, Switzerland 1,122 and Lichtenstein 10.
A refugee sits on the rescue ship "Aquarius" in the Mediterranean Sea. The humanitarian aid organisation Doctors without borders and SOS Méditerranée rescue refugees that are denied entry to the European Union on all other routes, bringing them to Italy. Photo: Lena Klimkeit/dpa/archive
A refugee sits on the rescue ship "Aquar […]

Top EU leaders lay out plan to ID, grant asylum to migrants in Africa

Last year, Italy replaced Greece as the main destination for Europe-bound sea migrants. About 98,000 migrants have landed on its shores since the beginning of the year.
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