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.
60 migrants drown off Tunisia: Red Crescent
Around 60 migrants most of them from Bangladesh have died after their boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea after it left Libya for Italy, the Tunisian Red Crescent said Saturday.
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…
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.