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?
A refugee looks on as she boards a bus after her arrival on the Eleftherios Venizelos ferry from the northeastern Greek island of Lesvos, to the port of Elefsina, west of Athens, Greece. Photo: Yannis Kolesidis/ANA-MPA/dpa/archive
A refugee looks on as she boards a bus a […]

Greek island refugees face ‘catastrophe,’ EU lawmaker warns

The number of refugees on the Greek Aegean islands has increased significantly. A German member of the European Parliament expects a "humanitarian catastrophe" as winter approaches.
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
Migrants wait to be rescued by a rescue […]

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
Migrants wait to be rescued by members o […]

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.
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