Cyprus new route for migrants prepared to 'die at sea'
For 26 hours, Mustafa hid on a ferry from Turkey to Cyprus, joining thousands of other refugees now looking to the divided Mediterranean island as their gateway to the European Union.
Migrant found dead as nearly 300 rescued in Mediterranean
Nearly 300 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa were rescued at sea overnight between Spain and Morocco, while a woman was found dead on one of the four boats, Spain's maritime rescue service said Wednesday.
Mexican authorities rescue 24 kidnapped migrants
Mexican authorities on Friday rescued 24 Central American migrants, including nine children, who had been held hostage for nearly three weeks in the crime-ridden state of Guanajuato, officials said. The migrants were held for 20 days in the town of Celaya, about 210 kilometres (130 miles) from Mexico City, said Secretary of State Security Juan…
Condemnation as 40 killed in air strike on Libya migrant centre
More than 40 migrants were killed in a late night air strike on their detention centre in a Tripoli suburb blamed on Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar, triggering international outcry at the bloodshed on Wednesday.
Trump deportation threat sows panic among Florida migrants
Around 100 people are jammed into offices in Miami that are offering free or low-cost legal advice to migrants, many of them undocumented and desperate to normalize their status after President Donald Trump threatened to deport millions of people in the coming weeks.
Mexico must crack down on border crossings or face car tariffs
President Donald Trump on Thursday threatened to impose car import tariffs on Mexico if it doesn't do more to stop the flow of undocumented migrants and drug smuggling at the US border. "If Mexico doesn't give the help, that's OK, we're going to tariff their cars," Trump said at the White House. "I will do…
At least 10 dead as boat full of Haiti migrants sinks
At least 10 Haitian migrants died when their boat sank off the coast of the Turks and Caicos Islands, officials said Monday...
The body of a child washed up on a beach of Lesbos
The body of a child believed to have drowned in a migrant boat accident washed up on a beach of the Greek island of Lesbos on Sunday, the Athens News Agency. According to reports from the local media and coastguard sources, it is believed that the headless body in an advanced state of decomposition was…
British boat rescues migrants trying to cross Channel
A British boat rescued 34 migrants crossing the Channel aboard a small motorised boat on Monday, Britain's interior ministry said. "Today Border Force responded to an incident in the Channel involving a small boat containing 34 people," the ministry said in a statement. "The group were brought to Dover and have been transferred to immigration…
Death toll at 52 after migrant boats sink off Djibouti
The death toll from the sinking of two boats carrying migrants to Yemen from Djibouti rose to 52 on Thursday, the UN migration agency said, appealing to regional leaders to take action to stop such tragedies.