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'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 ...

Migrant Mother Who Gave Birth At Sea Says Baby Daughter Now Has Better Future In Europe

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 05.12.2015 | World

Francesca Marina came into this world on a ship in the Mediterranean Sea after her mother was rescued by the Italian navy while trying to cross from N...

Migrants Abandoned At Sea For Days Beg For Help

AP | EILEEN NG | Posted 05.12.2015 | World

LANGKAWI, Malaysia (AP) — A ship carrying hundreds of Rohingya Muslims sent out a distress call asking to be rescued Tuesday, saying they were aband...

Ex-Head of Anti-Islam German Movement Apologizes For Past Stances

HuffPost Germany | Susanne Klaiber | Posted 05.06.2015 | Religion

The speech is touching, in a way. Sometimes, it's even astonishing. But in the end, it's not as revealing as we might have hoped. Kathrin Oertel, ...

Dozens Feared Drowned As Migrant Crisis Continues, Aid Group Says

AP | TRISHA THOMAS, ANDREA ROSA and FRANK JORDANS | Posted 05.05.2015 | World

CATANIA, Sicily (AP) — Young men piled over each other, some shimmying up ropes dangling from the towering rescue ship and others falling into the c...

Around 6,800 Migrants Rescued, Baby Girl Born On Italian Navy Ship

Reuters | Posted 05.04.2015 | World

By Steve Scherer ROME, May 4 (Reuters) - Around 6,800 migrants were rescued from overcrowded boats crossing to Europe over the weekend...

Some 1,400 Migrants Saved By Italy, France In Sea Off Libya

AP | Posted 05.02.2015 | World

ROME (AP) — Ships from Italy and France rescued more than 1,400 migrants on Saturday after smugglers' boats ran into trouble in the Mediterranean Se...

What Europe Should Learn From Bosnia

Akbar Ahmed | Posted 04.30.2015 | World
Akbar Ahmed

Europe today is witnessing a major crisis concerning its Muslim communities, one which is already beginning to reveal its troubling global implications. Bosnians have lessons for our troubled world.

While EU Stalls, These People Are Saving Migrants' Lives At Sea

HuffPost France | Sara Taleb | Posted 04.28.2015 | World

A series of deadly shipwrecks in the Mediterranean Sea has claimed the lives of hundreds of migrants who tried to reach Europe from North Africa in th...

Sisi's Egypt Pushes Migrants Into The Sea

David Hearst | Posted 04.26.2015 | World
David Hearst

Europe wept crocodile tears over the mass grave that the Mediterranean has become. Few have shown any sign that they will treat the mass drownings as what they are: a humanitarian disaster.

Understanding The Deadly Rise In Mediterranean Migration

HuffPost Greece | Katerina Prifti | Posted 04.24.2015 | World

A few years ago, a photograph of a notorious mafia member hung in the office of the Hellenic Coast Guard Security Department. Next to it was a phrase ...

EU To Send Border Ships Further Into Mediterranean Amid Deadly Migrant Exodus

AP | LORNE COOK and RAF CASERT | Posted 04.24.2015 | World

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has doubled the emergency aid to frontline member states Italy, Greece and Malta which have to deal with the mass...

14 Migrants Killed By Train While Trying To Reach Northern Europe

AP | BORIS GRDANOSKI and KONSTANTIN TESTORIDES | Posted 04.24.2015 | World

VELES, Macedonia (AP) — A group of migrants trying to reach European opportunity via what's billed by smugglers as a "safe" route — trekking along...

This Photo Captures The Grim Reality Of The Mediterranean Refugee Crisis

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 04.22.2015 | World

Warning: This post contains a graphic photo that some readers may find disturbing. A startling image from a recent accident in the Mediterranean Se...

Mediterranean Horrors: Fortress Europe's Vast Moat

Barry Lando | Posted 04.21.2015 | World
Barry Lando

Now, day after day, obliged to watch the heart-rending images on TV, Europeans are forced to acknowledge the catastrophe. And what has quickly become very clear is that the countries of Europe have no unified policy on immigration. Nor are they likely to come up with one in the immediate future.

Deaths Of More Than 800 In Migrant Boat Is The Worst Ever In Mediterranean, UN Says

AP | Posted 04.21.2015 | World

BERLIN (AP) — The United Nations refugee agency says it believes more than 800 people drowned when a boat packed with migrants trying to reach Europ...

Two Crew Members Arrested After Migrant Boat Capsizes

AP | TRISHA THOMAS and COLLEEN BARRY | Posted 04.21.2015 | World

CATANIA, Sicily (AP) — Prosecutors said Tuesday that they arrested the captain and a crew member of the boat in which as many as 900 people are fear...

Black Water Drowned 700 Who Sought Freedom

Deborah Dirani | Posted 04.20.2015 | World
Deborah Dirani

It's horrifying. It's inhumane. Yet there are men and women who are forced to make that choice every single day: whether to die at home, for certain; or to take to the sea and maybe die, or maybe live.

Shocking Videos Capture The Tragic Aftermath Of A Migrant Shipwreck In The Mediterranean

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 04.21.2015 | World

Amid international focus on the catastrophic Mediterranean migrant crisis, a series of videos appeared online showing a shipwreck that left at least t...

Ships Are Responding To Distress Calls From 2 Boats Carrying Some 400 People, Italian Premier Says

AP | Posted 04.20.2015 | World

MILAN (AP) — Italian Premier Matteo Renzi says Italian and Maltese ships are responding to two migrant emergencies near the Libyan coast. Renzi t...

EU Promises To Act Over Migrant Crisis After Mediterranean Disaster

Reuters | Posted 04.20.2015 | World

By Robin Emmott and Adrian Croft LUXEMBOURG, April 20 (Reuters) - EU foreign ministers promised on Monday to do more to stop migrant ...