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25 Apr 2018 description

JERUSALEM, April 24 (Reuters) - The Israeli government said on Tuesday it had abandoned a plan to forcibly deport African migrants who entered the country illegally after failing to find a willing country to take in the migrants.

The government had been working for months on an arrangement to expel thousands of mostly Eritrean and Sudanese men who crossed into Israel through Egypt's Sinai desert.

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15 Apr 2018 description

JERUSALEM, April 15 (Reuters) - Israel will release about 200 jailed African migrants in the absence of a final deal to deport them and thousands more Eritrean and Sudanese men who entered the country illegally, the Interior Ministry said on Sunday.

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13 Apr 2018 description

By Elias Biryabarema

KAMPALA, April 13 (Reuters) - Uganda is considering a request from Israel to take in 500 migrants from Eritrea and Sudan, a minister said on Friday, the first time the East African nation has acknowledged it is in talks over such a deal.

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11 Apr 2018 description

By Maayan Lubell

TEL AVIV, April 11 (Reuters) - Israel is finalising a deal to deport thousands of African migrants to Uganda under a new scheme after agreements with Rwanda and the U.N.'s refugee agency to find homes for those expelled fell through

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16 Mar 2018 description

Fewer departures may mean migrants trapped longer in Libya

By Steve Scherer

ROME, March 14 (Reuters) - A 22-year-old Eritrean man died of tuberculosis exacerbated by severe malnutrition after being rescued at sea and brought to Italy, showing how dire conditions are in Libya for migrants, aid workers said on Wednesday.

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07 Feb 2018 description

By Maayan Lubell and Elana Ringler

Israel says migrants are job seekers

TEL AVIV, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Israel has started handing out notices to 20,000 male African migrants giving them two months to leave the country or risk being thrown in jail.

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12 Jan 2018 description

A total of 5,686 migrants were deported from eastern Libya last year, up from 2,912 in 2016

BENGHAZI, Libya, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Authorities in eastern Libya said on Thursday they had arrested and would deport 81 migrants from Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia who had escaped from smugglers after failing to reach Europe.

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03 Jan 2018 description

Some 38,000 African migrants live in Israel. New Israeli plan offers them $3,500 to leave.

JERUSALEM, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Israel said on Wednesday it would pay thousands of African migrants living illegally in the country to leave, threatening them with jail if they are caught after the end of March.

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24 Aug 2017 description

Most of the squatters were Eritreans who had been granted asylum

ROME, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Police using water canon and batons clashed on Thursday with refugees who had occupied a small Rome square in defiance of an order to leave a building where they had been squatting.

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12 Oct 2016 description

Italy has now overtaken Greece as the main point of entry for migrants trying to reach Europe, UNHCR figures show

By Gabriela Baczynska

BRUSSELS, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Migrants arriving by sea to Italy are now the main problem faced by the European Union in its efforts to stem mass immigration to the bloc, the head of the EU border agency said on Wednesday.

Italy has now overtaken Greece as the main point of entry for migrants trying to reach Europe, figures from the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) show.

16 Mar 2016 description

Source: Reuters - Wed, 16 Mar 2016 17:48 GMT

By Matthias Blamont

PARIS, March 16 (Reuters) - France's top minors' rights watchdog urged the French government not to leave hundreds of children living unsupervised in a migrant slum outside Calais without proper shelter.

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30 Oct 2015 description
  • About 100 refugees to be sent next week to France, Spain

  • So far 86 refugees have been sent to Sweden, Finland

  • Italy housing roughly 100,000 in immigration centres

  • About 140,000 have entered Italy by boat so far this year

By Steve Scherer

ROME, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Italy will send 100 refugees to France and Spain next week as part of a European Union relocation plan aimed at easing the burden on border states, the country's top immigration official said on Friday.

16 Jul 2015 description

Source: Reuters - Thu, 16 Jul 2015 18:42 GMT

Author: Reuters

By Lefteris Karagiannopoulos

ATHENS, July 16 (Reuters) - Shading himself from the scorching sun in a busy Athens square was a Syrian refugee named Haisam, one of 800 to 1,000 who ended up in the Greek capital on Thursday, stranded in a recession-hit city not equipped to receive him.

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14 Jun 2014 description

Source: Reuters - Fri, 13 Jun 2014 15:44 GMT

  • Refugees this year set to exceed 2011 Arab Spring peak

  • EU asylum rules limit movement of refugees in region

  • Refugees in Italy struggle to find jobs, housing

By Steve Scherer

ROME, June 13 (Reuters) - European Union countries should help Italy absorb the huge number of migrants arriving by boat from North Africa, by agreeing to take in people rescued in international waters, a U.N. refugee agency spokeswoman said on Friday.

22 Apr 2014 description

TRIPOLI, April 22 (Reuters) - Libya plans to expel 271 migrants from sub-Saharan countries in a fresh crackdown on illegal immigration to and through the North African country, state news agency LANA said on Tuesday.

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11 Apr 2014 description

By Feras Bosalum and Julia Payne

TRIPOLI, April 10 (Reuters) - Libya's coastguard has detained more than 400 immigrants, mostly from the Horn of Africa, in its waters in the past two days as they tried to illegally cross to Europe in small boats, Libyan officials said on Thursday.

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17 Mar 2012 description

17 Mar 2012 14:08

  • Ethiopia announced previous attack on Thursday

  • Eritrea says will not be "entrapped" by incursion (Adds background)

ADDIS ABABA, March 17 (Reuters) - Ethiopian troops carried out more attacks on Ethiopian rebels inside Eritrea on Saturday, a day after Eritrea called for U.N. action against its neighbour for a previous incursion.

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18 Nov 2011 description
  • Asmara facing sanctions on mining, remittances

  • Country already hit with assets freeze, arms and travel embargo

  • Red Sea state says Ethiopia dirtying its name

By Aaron Maasho

ADDIS ABABA, Nov 18 (Reuters) - Eritrea has a strong chance of heading off new sanctions that could cripple the Red Sea state's economy even though it remains far from persuading its neighbours and the United Nations that it is not a destabilising force in the volatile Horn of Africa.

25 Aug 2011 description

24 Aug 2011 17:07

By Deborah Zabarenko, Environment Correspondent

WASHINGTON, Aug 24 (Reuters) - The El Nino climate cycle, which spreads warm, dry air around the globe every four years or so, doubles the risk of civil wars in 90 tropical countries, researchers reported on Wednesday.

And because El Nino patterns can be predicted up to two years in advance, scientists suggest their findings could be used to help prepare for some conflicts and the humanitarian crises they cause.

24 Jul 2011 description
  • Cut the U.N. some slack, Rudd says

  • Islamist rebels hindering access to drought victims

  • WFP faces $360 mln funding shortfall

By Richard Lough

NAIROBI, July 24 (Reuters) - Australia urged the international community on Sunday to rally behind the U.N. relief effort in the famine-struck Horn of Africa or risk hundreds of thousands of people starving to death.

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