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09:19, 13 March 2018 Tuesday

Head of IOM discusses migration issues with Sudanese FM

William Lacy Swing met with Ibrahim Gandur during official visit to Sudan

17:26, 07 February 2018 Wednesday

African migrants in Israel protest forcible deportation

Israel has deported about 20,000 African migrants and asylum-seekers since 2012

15:38, 29 November 2016 Tuesday

Horn of Africa migrants flock to Yemen despite conflict

As of mid-November, nearly 90,000 Ethiopians and over 17,000 Somalis had crossed the Gulf of Aden since January 1, according to the UN refugee agency. 

17:37, 14 June 2015 Sunday

18 migrants found dead in Niger's desert

The 17 men and one woman found dead were from at least eight countries including Mali, Senegal, Ivory Coast and Guinea.

20:01, 22 May 2015 Friday

Quarter of French Africans feel discrimination at work

More than a quarter of French Africans feel discriminated against in their workplace in France.

16:50, 12 May 2015 Tuesday

Niger passes law to tackle migrant smuggling

U.N. officials said Niger was the first country in the region to pass a law specifically against the smuggling of migrants.

14:25, 05 May 2015 Tuesday

Forty migrants reported drowned in Mediterranean

Forty migrants have drowned in the Mediterranean, with remaining survivors saying that the drownings occured as a result of the rubber boats exploding.

10:04, 25 April 2015 Saturday

Tunisia rescues 80 African refugees

A boat carrying 80 refugees broke down while carrying 80 African refugees off the southeast coast of Tunisia

10:55, 19 April 2015 Sunday

Up to 700 feared dead after migrant boat sinks off

Twenty eight people were rescued in the incident, which happened in an area just off Libyan waters, 120 miles south of the southern Italian island of Lampedusa

14:14, 11 April 2015 Saturday

Italy rescues almost 1 000 migrants at sea

Refugees and migrants from the Middle East and Africa regularly risk the hazardous journey between Libya and Sicily to reach the European Union.

11:15, 14 February 2015 Saturday

About 700 migrants rescued from boats near Libya

Rome's coastguard command centre organised rescue operations, which started early this morning after it received a distress call by satellite phone

22:56, 09 February 2015 Monday

Twenty-nine migrants die of cold on Italian coast guard boats

Migrants spent about 18 hours in cold and sea spray. Deaths stoke controversy over abandoned sea rescue mission

16:27, 30 January 2015 Friday

Six migrants drown off Morocco near Spanish enclave

Six bodies were found washed ashore on Morocco's Boukana beach, close to a Spanish enclave that is a regular destination for migrants earlier on Friday.

15:17, 31 December 2014 Wednesday

Almost 1 000 migrants arrive in Italy on packed cargo

A cargo ship carrying more than 900 illegal migrants docked in the Italian port of Gallipoli after being abandoned by its crew a day earlier.

09:22, 27 December 2014 Saturday

1 250 migrants rescued in Mediterranean over Christmas

The migrants were rescued in four separate operations involving ships from Italy and other countries over the past four days in the waters between North Africa and Sicily.

12:50, 08 December 2014 Monday

Spain abandons sea search for more than 20 migrants

Around 30 others, including a pregnant woman and eight children, were rescued after the vessel got into trouble south of Almeria

15:24, 05 December 2014 Friday

Seventeen migrants dead 278 saved in Strait of Sicily

The dead apparently succumbed to hypothermia and dehydration in one of three boats found south of the island of Lampedusa

17:22, 22 November 2014 Saturday

Algeria to repatriate illegal African migrants

Benhabyles said the migrants would be airlifted to the southern province of Tamanrasset before they are asked to cross the border back into Niger

09:51, 01 November 2014 Saturday

Italy to end sea rescue mission that saved 100 000

Even with five warships on permanent patrol in the waters between Sicily and North Africa -- backed up by helicopter, plane and drone surveillance -- about 3,300 migrants have died attempting the crossing this year

10:01, 31 October 2014 Friday

Italian immigrant rescue service handover raises fears

Handover of Italian navy's Mare Nostrum service to Triton scheme could lead to catastrophe, say critics

11:14, 28 October 2014 Tuesday

No British support for Mediterranean migrant rescues

Britain will not support planned EU operations to save migrants from drowning in the Mediterranean Sea as minister says saving people encourages others to risk voyage



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