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Some 450 migrants were rescued and moved from a fishing boat onto two patrol vessels in the Mediterranean. Italy's prime minister says Malta and France have agreed to take some of the migrants.
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced a breakthrough on Saturday in a dispute with Malta over the fate of 450 migrants stranded in the Mediterranean off the coast of Italy.
European right-wing extremists have chartered a boat and set sail for the Mediterranean to help obstruct the flow of refugees. The so-called Identitarians are just the latest player in a complex flotilla of groups.
Pan-European members of the right-wing group known as the Identitarian Movement announced this week that they had chartered a ship and were sailing to the Mediterranean to stem the flow of refugees and migrants.
Marianna Karakoulaki (Chios), Dimitris Tosidis (Chios)
Thousands of refugees are stuck on the Greek island of Chios. Capacity in the camps is close to bursting and the authorities and NGOs seem unable to cope. Marianna Karakoulaki and Dimitris Tosidis report from Chios.
How many refugees tried to get asylum in Europe? From crossing the border to being allowed to stay or rejected and receiving an order to leave - DW shows the data from 2012 to 2016.
Libya has become a major launching point for people trying to reach Europe - more than 60,000 have attempted the migration this year alone. Among those rescued Saturday were 25 children and 98 women.
On Saturday, Libya's coast guard rescued more than 900 people who were attempting to migrate to Europe via the western city of Sabratha, according to officials.
"A coast guard patrol from Zawiya (west of Tripoli) intercepted five inflatable boats and a wooden vessel carrying 906 migrants at dawn on Friday," General Ayoub Qassem said.
The emergency ship "Iuventa" from the Berlin-based aid organization "Jugend rettet" was overloaded in its last deployment. The organization’s spokeswoman Pauline Schmidt spoke to DW about the incident.
DW: How are the crew members of your rescue ship "Iuventa” faring after the last deployment?
A huge fire has partially destroyed the Grande-Synthe migrant camp close to Dunkirk in northern France. Many of its residents moved from the Calais "Jungle" when it closed in October.
Hundreds of migrants were evacuated late on Monday as a blaze swept through wooden shelters at a migrant camp in northern France, reducing it to "a heap of ashes," the regional chief said.
In the wake of the dismantlement of the "Jungle" refugee camp in Calais, the migrant population of the Dunkirk camp, La Linière, has doubled. Abigal Frymann Rouch reports on their desperate attempts to reach the UK.
At least 74 migrants drowned in recent days off the coast of Libya, the Red Crescent has said. A sharp spike in migrant deaths in the Mediterranean showed no sign of abating despite EU efforts to stem the flow of people.
The bodies of some 74 African migrants have washed up on a beach in the western city of Zawiya, the Libyan Red Crescent said on Tuesday. Authorities said they expected the death toll to rise, as a rubber boat found nearby was capable of carrying about 120 people.
Researchers at the University of Tübingen have tested a new malaria immunization method that they believe to be 100 percent effective. Peter Kremsner told DW what's special about the new vaccine.
Deutsche Welle: A new malaria immunization method that you tested on 67 healthy individuals was 100 percent successful in the first round of testing. Is this a breakthrough in the fight against malaria?
Peter Kremsner: We sure hope so. The success we had with this new approach to malaria immunization surprised us, too.
Ministers from 15 countries have agreed to devise measures to ensure that a land route for refugees remains shut. Regional governments also oppose taking in refugees who have already reached the European Union.
The German government has revealed how many young refugees were denied asylum following a parliamentary inquiry launched by the Greens. The government has said the minors failed to meet asylum requirements.
Local media reported Wednesday that among the minors deported from Germany last year were 275 Afghans, 58 Syrians, 39 minors from Eritrea and 36 from Iraq.
The "Rheinische Post" newspaper quoted the German government of saying that the minors were denied asylum because "they failed to meet asylum requirements."
More migrants attempting to reach Europe by crossing the Mediterranean have been taken aboard rescue ships, aid organizations said. The rescues come as EU leaders adopt controversial measures in cooperation with Libya.
Aid organizations on Saturday rescued 300 people from waters in the Strait of Sicily after some 1,300 refugees and migrants were saved off the Libyan coast the day before, the Italian news agency Ansa reported.
The Italian coast guard confirmed the number of those rescued on Saturday, saying they had been on board two rubber dinghies and a punt.
More than 15,000 refugees are trapped on Greek islands. Complicated procedures make their situation even harder. Marianna Karakoulaki and Dimitris Tosidis have talked to some of them in Samos.
Marianna Karakoulaki, Dimitris Tosidis
The EU has taken in 2,672 legal Syrian refugees from Turkey, which is far more than the number of people it sent back, according to a media report. Under the EU-Turkey agreement, the influx should match the returns.
European officials deported 801 people to Turkey in 2016, and over half of the deportations happened within two months of the controversial March migration deal between the EU and Turkey, Germany's "Welt am Sonntag" weekly newspaper reported on Sunday.
It's been three months since the "Jungle" refugee camp in Calais was closed and hundreds of minors arrived in the UK. Abigail Frymann Rouch reports from London on how young African refugees are acclimatizing.
Charities and Italy's coastguard say they rescued 1,164 refugees from stricken rubber and wooden boats off Libya during thunderstorms as winter approaches. Six persons bound for Europe died.
Relief services said the occupants of seven boats were rescued from the central Mediterranean on Sunday in stormy weather. Six bodies were recovered.
"It bucketed down during today's rescues. Winter on the Mediterranean is next-level grim," said Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in a Twitter message.
With the onset of winter authorities have yet to fully equip the refugee camps in northern Greece to help withstand the increasingly miserable conditions. Marianna Karakoulaki and Dimitris Tosidis report from four camps.
As many as 1,000 young migrants remain in the makeshift French camp as the two countries argue over their future. Britain has said it only has a responsibility to take children who have family in the UK.
While French government officials insist that close to 5,000 people have been moved out of the Calais "Jungle" in northern France over the past five days, uncertainty remains over the fate of hundreds of youngsters still living in the camp even as work to demolish it is underway.
It will be the big item on the agenda at next year's World Health Summit. But, this year, only the most daring will mention mental health. And they are having to push for all it's worth.