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Suspected Smugglers Appear In Court After Refugee Truck Tragedy

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 08.29.2015 | World

KECSKEMET, Hungary, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Three Bulgarians and an Afghan arrested in Hungary in connection with the deaths of 71 refugees found in a tru...

German Priest Goes Above And Beyond To Help Refugees

HuffPost Germany | Christoph Asche | Posted 08.28.2015 | World

If you want to see Father Oliver, you’ll have to get through a long line of refugees first. Most of them can’t speak German. Many of them crad...

Call It What It Is: A Global Migration Shift From Climate, Not A Migrant Or Refugee Crisis

Jeff Biggers | Posted 08.28.2015 | World
Jeff Biggers

A far more dangerous precedence of denial over a looming global shift of populations largely from climate change is taking place. There is not a migrant or refugee crisis. We're in the midst of a global migration shift.

Hungary Plans Migrant Holding Camps Amid Clampdown At Border

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 08.28.2015 | World

BUDAPEST, Aug 28 (Reuters) -- Hungary plans to tighten laws on migration next week and set up holding camps near Serbia but would only send soldiers ...

Boat Packed With Migrants Sinks Off Libya

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 08.28.2015 | World

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Police Arrest Suspected Traffickers After 71 Found Dead In Truck

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 08.28.2015 | World

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This Greek Ferry Now Brings Thousands Of Refugees To Athens

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 08.27.2015 | World

ATHENS, Greece -- Almost 2,500 Syrian refugees arrived in Greece's capital Wednesday on a massive car ferry that serves as a shuttle and floating acc...

Hundreds Of Refugees Find Shelter In New Athens Camp

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.28.2015 | World

Three days after its opening on Aug. 16, the makeshift camp for migrants in the Eleonas district of Athens looked like the landscape of a sci-fi movie...

Dozens Of Migrants Found Dead In Boat Off Libyan Coast

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 08.26.2015 | World

ROME, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Rescuers saved about 3,000 migrants but found more than 50 dead on boats near the coast of Libya on Wednesday, the Italian c...

A 10-Point Plan to Solve Europe's Refugee Crisis

Frank-Walter Steinmeier | Posted 08.26.2015 | World
Frank-Walter Steinmeier

BERLIN -- Never before have so many people fled political persecution and war as today. Many of them are seeking refuge here with us in Europe. As Europeans, we owe it to ourselves and to the world to help them.

As Migrants Head North, Hungary Decries 'Humiliating' EU Policy

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.26.2015 | World

ROSZKE, Hungary, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Hungary called on Tuesday for more money from the European Union to handle a rising tide of migrants crossing the...

Thousands Of Desperate Migrants Head Through The Balkans

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.24.2015 | World

MIRATOVAC, Serbia, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Long lines of migrants, many of them refugees from Syria, snaked through southern Serbia by foot on Mo...

Italian Navy Rescues 4,400 Migrants From Nearly Two Dozen Boats

reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.23.2015 | World

MILAN, Aug 23 (Reuters) - The Italian navy organized the rescue of around 4,400 migrants in waters off the Libyan coast on Saturday, prompted by requ...

What A Solution To Europe's Migration Crisis Could Look Like

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.22.2015 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we speak with Demetrios Papademetriou&nb...

Thousands Massed At Macedonia Border Storm Police Blockade

AP | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.22.2015 | World

GEVGELIJA, Macedonia (AP) -- Thousands of rain-soaked migrants on Saturday rushed past Macedonian riot police who were attempting to block them from ...

Macedonia Troops Fire Stun Grenades At Crowds Of Migrants On Border

AP | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.21.2015 | World

IDOMENI, Greece (AP) -- Macedonian special police forces fired stun grenades Friday to disperse thousands of migrants stuck on a no-man's land with G...

Les Miserables in Calais

Laura Paull | Posted 08.20.2015 | Travel
Laura Paull

People fleeing conflicts in the Mideast and Africa are thronging the French coastal city of Calais, desperate to make the crossing into the imagined paradise of England. Meanwhile, a strike by French ferry workers is critically slowing traffic both ways through the important Eurotunnel.

Europe Struggles To Respond As Migrant Numbers Skyrocket

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.18.2015 | World

BRUSSELS, Aug 18 (Reuters) - More than three times as many migrants were tracked entering the European Union by irregular means last month than a yea...

Migrants On The Greek Island Of Kos Hole Up In Derelict Hotel

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.16.2015 | World

KOS, Greece, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Mohammed Ibrahim fled fighting in Afghanistan for a better life in Germany but found himself trapped in a derelict ho...

Italy Finds Dozens Of Migrants Dead In Hold During Ship Rescue

AP | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.15.2015 | World

ROME (AP) -- At least 40 migrants died Saturday in the hold of an overcrowded smuggling boat in the Mediterranean Sea north of Libya, apparently kill...

While The UK Panicked Over Calais Migrants, Hundreds Of Others Died At Sea

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.14.2015 | 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 b...

3 Migrants Found In Critical Condition After Hiding In Car Compartments

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 08.14.2015 | World

MADRID, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Three young African men who squeezed into hidden compartments in a car to enter a Spanish territory in North Africa were fo...

School In France Built By And For Migrants Offers Safe Haven For Students

ASSOCIATED PRESS | Lavanya Hinduja | Posted 08.12.2015 | Impact

CALAIS, France (AP) -- The floor is sandy like the nearby dunes, the canvas roof is held up by tree branches covered in flowered cloth and the student...

The Migrant Crisis in Europe Does Have a Long Term Solution

Philippe Douste-Blazy | Posted 08.12.2015 | World
Philippe Douste-Blazy

Every day, for more than two years now, the world's poorest people risk their lives to escape from horror and reach the "paradise" of Europe. Many of them die on the way, in Africa, in the Mediterranean, or in the Channel Tunnel where they are crushed by the wheels of trucks.

Turmoil Breaks Out As Greece Struggles To Cope With Migrant Crisis

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 08.11.2015 | World

Chaos erupted on Tuesday in a sports stadium on the Greek island of Kos, where hundreds of migrants had gathered to register for immigration documents...