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Over 1,100 Migrants Rescued In The Aegean Sea In Past Few Days

AP | Posted 06.22.2015 | World

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's coast guard says it rescued more than 1,000 migrants from the eastern Aegean Sea between Friday morning and Monday mo...

Photos Capture Harrowing Arrival Of Refugees On Greek Shores

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 06.20.2015 | World

Every day, hundreds of refugees arrive at the Greek island of Lesbos, seeking a refuge in Europe from their war-stricken homelands. Most of them h...

UK Police Investigate Plane Stowaway As Another Man Found Dead On Rooftop

AP | DANICA KIRKA | Posted 06.19.2015 | World

LONDON (AP) — A man was in critical condition in a London hospital after he was found stowed away in the undercarriage of a plane that had just comp...

Heart-Wrenching Photos Show Migrants Being Hauled Away By Italian Police

Reuters | Posted 06.16.2015 | World

By Eric Gaillard VENTIMIGLIA, Italy, June 16 (Reuters) - Police on Tuesday began hauling away mostly African migrants from makeshift c...

EU Urges European Countires To Relocate Refugees As Record Numbers Arrive By Sea

AP | LORNE COOK | Posted 06.10.2015 | World

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union urged its 28 nations Wednesday to swiftly endorse its plan to relocate 40,000 migrants as 1,000 more migrants arr...

Lola The Cat Survives Migrant Boat Crossing To Italy

Reuters | Posted 06.09.2015 | World

ROME (Reuters) - A cat which accompanied her owner across the desert from Sudan to Libya and then on a migrant boat to Italy has been taken into quara...

Over 2,000 Migrants Rescued In The Mediterranean Sea

Reuters | Posted 06.06.2015 | World

ROME, June 6 (Reuters) - More than 2,000 migrants were rescued from five wooden boats in the Mediterranean on Saturday and as many as seven other vess...

Record Numbers Risk Lives at Sea and Find Closed Doors

Gerry Simpson | Posted 06.04.2015 | World
Gerry Simpson

Across the world, unprecedented numbers of asylum seekers and migrants are turning to boat smugglers and risking or losing their lives in the world's oceans. So far this year at least 1,800 people have drowned in the Mediterranean. Instead of mustering life-saving political will, countries are responding with policies to keep them out and deter others from heading their way.

Myanmar Denies Persecution Of Rohingya Muslims Is The Cause Of Migrant Crisis

Reuters | Posted 06.04.2015 | World

By Timothy Mclaughlin and Aubrey Belford YANGON/MAUNGDAW, Myanmar, June 4 (Reuters) - Myanmar said on Thursday that persecution of its...

See the World Through Migrants' Eyes

William Lacy Swing | Posted 06.02.2015 | Impact
William Lacy Swing

The Thai government's clampdown has toppled one pillar of this grotesque smuggling infrastructure, but the edifice still stands and the smugglers will seek new ways to exploit desperate people.

Paris Police Evacuate Hundreds Of Migrants From Makeshift Tent Camp

AP | Posted 06.02.2015 | World

PARIS (AP) — Paris police started evacuating hundreds of migrants Tuesday from a tent camp near a major train station and tourist area — a patch o...

Myanmar Escorts A Stranded Migrant Boat With 727 Aboard To A 'Safe' Area

Reuters | Posted 06.02.2015 | World

By Tim McLaughlin YANGON, June 2 (Reuters) - Myanmar said a boat crammed with 727 migrants that it has kept stranded at sea for days w...

U.S. Official Calls For Citizenship For Rohingya Muslims In Myanmar

AP | EILEEN NG | Posted 06.01.2015 | World

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A senior U.S. official said Monday that resettlement in a third country is not the answer to the swelling tide of boat...

International Effort Rescues More Than 5,000 Migrants In The Mediterranean

Reuters | Posted 05.31.2015 | World

By Gavin Jones ROME, May 31 (Reuters) - The corpses of 17 migrants were brought ashore in Sicily aboard an Italian naval vessel on S...

Migrants Boat Seized Off Myanmar Still At Sea Day Later

Posted 05.30.2015 | World

HAINGGYI ISLAND, Myanmar, May 30 (Reuters) - A boat packed with more than 700 "boat people" seized of Myanmar's coast was still being towed at sea on ...

More Than 4,200 Migrants Rescued In Mediterranean

Reuters | Posted 05.30.2015 | World

By Gavin Jones ROME, May 30 (Reuters) - More than 4,200 migrants trying to reach Europe have been rescued from boats in the Mediterranean in last 2...

Southeast Asian Nations Vow To Help Migrants Stranded At Sea

Reuters | Posted 05.29.2015 | World

By Amy Sawitta Lefevre and Kanupriya Kapoor BANGKOK, May 29 (Reuters) - Southeast Asian nations agreed on Friday to intensify search and rescue eff...

170 Migrant Kids Show Up In Indonesia Alone

AP | MARGIE MASON | Posted 05.25.2015 | World

KUALA CANGKOI, Indonesia (AP) — It was just the two of them, brother and sister, out on the open ocean with hundreds of other desperate migrants, mo...

Malaysia Finds Mass Graves In Migrant Trafficking Camps

AP | EILEEN NG | Posted 05.25.2015 | World

EILEEN NG, Associated Press WANG KELIAN, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian authorities said Monday a cluster of abandoned jungle camps used by human traf...

Why Rohingyas Are Willing To Risk Everything To Flee Myanmar

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 05.22.2015 | World

Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story's ba...

'Save The Children' Works To Rescue Migrant Children In Italy

Isabella Ferrari | Posted 05.22.2015 | World
Isabella Ferrari

A sea of fear divides Europeans from migrants. Migrants fear death on the sea. For Europeans, there was, and still is, the fear of accommodating, of sharing. There's a lack of courage in not putting these people -- who have risked their lives -- first.

Myanmar Says It Found More Than 200 Bangladeshi Migrants In A Single Boat

Reuters | Posted 05.22.2015 | World

(Recasts after Rakhine State head denial) By Antoni Slodkowski and Tim McLaughlin SITTWE, Myanmar/YANGON, May 22 (Reuter...

Malaysia Begins Search-And-Rescue For Migrants Stranded At Sea

Associated Press | AYE AYE WIN & EILEEN NG | Posted 05.21.2015 | World

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Four Malaysian navy ships began searching the seas for stranded boat people Thursday in the first official rescue operation s...

EU Approves Military Plan Targeting Traffickers In Mediterranean

AP | Posted 05.19.2015 | World

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union nations approved plans Monday for a naval operation to go after the human trafficking networks that are sending thous...

Nearly 3,600 Migrants Rescued In Mediterranean In Past 2 Days

Reuters | Posted 05.14.2015 | World

By Sasa Kavic CATANIA, Italy, May 14 (Reuters) - Almost 3,600 migrants have been rescued from overcrowded boats sailing from Africa to Europe over ...