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 28 after migrant boats sink off Djibouti
The death toll from the sinking of two migrant boats off the coast of Djibouti rose to 28 on Wednesday, with perhaps 130 more still missing.
Malta prime minister says deal reached for 49 migrants to disembark
Malta has reached a deal with other EU member states to allow 49 migrants aboard two rescue ships off the coast of the island nation to disembark, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said Wednesday.
Two more migrant boats intercepted trying to cross Channel
French and British maritime authorities intercepted 18 migrants trying to cross the Channel on Tuesday, the latest in a string of attempts to reach England by boat.
Migrants back in camp after US forces drive them from border
Central American migrants who travelled to far northern Mexico hoping to seek asylum in the United States returned disheartened to a nearby camp Monday after US border police drove them off with tear gas and rubber bullets.
French authorities pick up five migrants in Channel
Five migrants attempting to cross the Channel to England in a small inflatable boat were picked up Saturday off the north coast of France, local authorities said. Two of the five were suffering from hypothermia when they were rescued just offshore about 15 kilometres (nine miles) west of the port of Calais, they said. The…
US troops limited to batons on Mexico border
US troops stationed on the border with Mexico ahead of the expected arrival of a Central American migrant caravans can intervene to quell violence but will be armed only with batons, Defense Minister Jim Mattis said on Wednesday.