# Migrants

A migrant kneels outside a tent in a make shift camp in the vicinity of the former 'Jungle' camp site, near the northern French port city of Calais on February 18, 2019. Photo: Philippe Huguen / AFP
A migrant kneels outside a tent in a mak […]

Migration is burning issue in EU election campaign

Migration is resurfacing as a hot topic in the election campaign for the new European Parliament after sowing discord across the EU throughout the outgoing legislature's five-year term.
A French Gendarme stands guard at passport control at the airport in Montpellier, southern France, on November 20, 2015. Photo: Pascal Guyot / AFP
A French Gendarme stands guard at passpo […]

Europe’s Schengen area: border free, with exceptions

French President Emmanuel Macron has called for reform of the Schengen system, which currently involves 26 countries: 22 EU countries, plus non-EU Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein.
ARCHIVES - Migrants rescued from Italy by a dinghy in the Mediterranean Sea are sitting on a boat run by the aid organizations Doctors Without Borders and SOS Mediterranee on 27.06.2017. (to dpa "Fewer refugees in Italy and Greece" from 01.01.2018) Photo: Lena Klimkeit / dpa +++ (c) dpa - Bildfunk +++
ARCHIVES - Migrants rescued from Italy b […]

EU extends Mediterranean anti-migrant-smuggling mission by 3 months

The European Union extends its naval operation targeting human smugglers in the Mediterranean Sea by three months.
Zia-ul Haq's 4 kids huddled around a burner used as a heater trying to warm themselves in one of the rooms in his small 3-room mud-hut where he lives with a family of 10, including himself, in a small camp in the outskirts of Kabul city on 20 December 2016. He had to flee Kunduz's Chahardara district due to continued fighting where his family was stuck in his house for 13 days. Around 580,000 people have been displaced due to conflict related violence in 2016 alone, surprising the Afghan government and international community alike. Internally Displaced Person (IDP). Photo: Mohammad Jawad/dpa/archive
Zia-ul Haq's 4 kids huddled around a bur […]

Calls on EU to halt child returns to Afghanistan

Save the Children surveyed 57 Afghan child returnees from Europe and found that nearly three-quarters "did not feel safe during the return."