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07 Oct 2018 description

Maltese armed forces said the boat was spotted during a routine patrol

VALETTA, Oct 7 (Reuters) - A group of 120 migrants arrived in Malta on Sunday after being rescued from a small inflatable boat in the Mediterranean by the island's armed forces.

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24 Sep 2018 description

by Reuters
Monday, 24 September 2018 13:45 GMT

Western Libya is the main departure point for Europe-bound migrants fleeing poverty and conflict, although many drown in the attempt

TRIPOLI, Sept 24 (Reuters) - Libya's coast guard rescued 235 migrants in three separate operations on Sunday night off its western coast, a naval forces spokesman said.

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20 Jul 2018 description

by Reuters
Friday, 20 July 2018 08:45 GMT

Libya is a main departure point for migrants trying to reach Europe often on flimsy inflatable boats provided by smugglers

BERLIN, July 20 (Reuters) - Libya rejects a European Union's plan to establish migrant centres there to stop asylum seekers arriving in western Europe and it will not be swayed by financial inducements, Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj said.

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03 Jun 2018 description

By Tarek Amara

TUNIS, June 5 (Reuters) - The death toll from a ship packed with migrants that sank off the Tunisian coast last weekend has risen to 60, the United Nations migration agency said late on Monday, one of the worst migrant boat disasters in recent years.

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23 May 2018 description

by Megan Rowling | @meganrowling
Thomson Reuters Foundation Friday, 18 May 2018 06:00 GMT

"Energy is really not something that is fully taken into account"

BARCELONA, May 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Aid agencies and governments are transforming the way they provide energy to families forced to flee their homes around the world - from setting up solar power plants at camps for Syrians in Jordan, to funding a small solar panel for a Malian refugee to run a fridge for her water shop in Burkina Faso.

16 May 2018 description

by Reuters
Tuesday, 15 May 2018 20:13 GMT

Five camps on Greek islands close to the Turkish coast have been mired in violence over living conditions and delays in asylum claims

ATHENS, May 15 (Reuters) - Greece's parliament passed a bill on Tuesday aimed at making asylum procedures simpler and faster and to ease overcrowding on its island refugee camps.

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15 May 2018 description

By Daria Sito-Sucic and Dado Ruvic

SARAJEVO/BIHAC, May 15 (Reuters) - Bosnia is struggling to cope with the arrival of thousands of migrants and refugees, many of whom are sleeping in parks in the capital and other towns as they seek passage into western Europe.

The country's asylum centre has 200 beds and 80 to 150 people have arrived each day this month, Security Minister Dragan Mektic said on Monday.

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04 May 2018 description

In April alone, at least 2,900 people arrived in Greece via Evros, the river border separating Greece from Turkey

By Lefteris Papadimas

GREEK-TURKISH BORDER, Northern Greece, May 3 (Reuters) - As dawn breaks over the waterlogged plain along the border Greece shares with Turkey, an all-too familiar outline of refugees emerges through the morning haze, picking their way through a road well travelled by thousands before them.

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27 Apr 2018 description

Hundreds of men, women and children are sleeping in parks in the capital Sarajevo and in two towns in the western Bosnia bordering Croatia

SARAJEVO, April 26 (Reuters) - Bosnia's central government said on Thursday it would step up border controls to prevent a further influx of migrants and try to accommodate those already in Bosnia in the face of criticism that it is failing to adequately protect their rights.

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27 Apr 2018 description

Certificates of recognition will be annulled where necessary

BERLIN, April 26 (Reuters) - Germany will review thousands of political asylum decisions, a senior official said on Thursday, as prosecutors investigate an official suspected of approving applications by people who did not qualify.

24 Apr 2018 description

ATHENS, April 23 (Reuters) - Clashes broke out on Sunday between asylum-seekers and groups of locals on Lesbos, police said, in one of the most serious bouts of violence on the Greek island in months.

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20 Apr 2018 description

by Reuters
Thursday, 19 April 2018 06:00 GMT

AGRI, Turkey, April 19 (Reuters) - On a mountainous road leading west from the Iranian border, 22-year-old Sunnatilla Rasulbek trudges through heavy rain, one of tens of thousands of Afghans hoping to find work and security in Turkey before a wall goes up to keep them out.

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02 Apr 2018 description

by Reuters
Sunday, 1 April 2018 08:00 GMT

Hundreds of people who were stranded while trying to return to a town emptied in an act of collective punishment during Libya's 2011 revolution have sworn to stay put here until they are allowed home

GARART AL-GATEF, Libya, April 1 (Reuters) - The wind whips up sand storms in Garart al-Gatef. Snakes and scorpions lurk amongst the desert scrub.

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28 Mar 2018 description

Many of the failed applicants who can't be repatriated are from India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Russia

BERLIN, March 26 (Reuters) - The number of failed asylum seekers who could not be repatriated from Germany because they lack valid documents jumped 71 percent in 2017 compared with the previous year, the interior ministry said on Monday.

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17 Mar 2018 description

by Reuters
Saturday, 17 March 2018 13:11 GMT

ATHENS, March 17 (Reuters) - Fifteen people, including at least five children, drowned on Saturday when the small boat they were travelling on capsized in the Aegean Sea, Greek coast guard officials said.

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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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11 Mar 2018 description

by Reuters
Saturday, 10 March 2018 23:55 GMT

Rescues came as smugglers took advantage of calm seas to launch a flurry of boats towards Italy.

By Erol Dogrudogan

ABOARD AQUARIUS RESCUE SHIP, March 10 (Reuters) - International charity ships and Libya's coastguard and picked up several hundred migrants on Saturday as smugglers trying to take advantage of calm seas launched a flurry of boats towards Italy.

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20 Feb 2018 description

by Reuters
Monday, 19 February 2018 17:55 GMT

Libya's western coastline is the main departure point for migrants attempting to reach Europe by sea to seek better lives

TRIPOLI, Feb 19 (Reuters) - The Libyan coastguard said 324 migrants were picked up on Monday trying to leave the North African country on board two rubber boats.

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02 Feb 2018 description

by Reuters
Thursday, 1 February 2018 20:31 GMT

Several scuffles broke out mid-afternoon between migrants from different communities

LILLE, France, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Four migrants were in a critical condition after being shot during a brawl between Eritrean and Afghan migrants in the northern French port city of Calais on Thursday, local authorities said.

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01 Feb 2018 description

By Steve Scherer

ROME, Feb 1 (Reuters) - The European Union's border agency Frontex launched a new Mediterranean operation called Themis on Thursday, removing the obligation of the previous mission to bring rescued migrants only to Italy.

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