So far, ten bodies have washed up on Libyan shores, two of them known to be Libyans and eight Pakistanis.
The migrants were picked up from two barges, two rubber dinghies and one small boat in five separate rescue operations.
Many Bangladeshis migrate out of the country in search of better economic prospects and a higher quality of life, while their families are left behind.
Britain’s border was extended into France under a 2003 bilateral treaty known as the Le Touquet accord. But a migration crisis and the Brexit vote to leave the EU have made the arrangement an increasing source of friction.
Labour shortage, unusual to India, is characteristic of God’s own Country where Labour migration is ‘more a requirement of the state than that of the migrant workers themselves’.
In Spain, it is estimated that there are some 1.8 million Latin American immigrants, with Colombians, Argentinians, Bolivians and Peruvians representing the main groups.
After the shutting down of the Balkan route for migrants, people mainly from Middle East, Africa and Asia continued to arrive in Serbia, attempting to enter Croatia and the EU.
The somewhat cynical rationale seems to be that humanitarian workers will leave if enough pressure is applied, and migrants will stop coming to Calais.
Since 2000, at least 16 people have died while incarcerated in Canada’s system of immigration detention, with a shocking four deaths since March 2016.
It is paramount that all stakeholders, especially global leaders, adopt a rights-based approach in seeking arrangements for safe and orderly migration to preventing exploitation.
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The coalition fighting the Iran-allied Houthi militia in Yemen has, however, denied carrying out the attack that killed 42.
Since taking power in a 2014 coup, Thailand’s military junta has sought to increase regulation the foreign workforce which forms the backbone of Thai economy.
There are refugees, there are migrants and then there are the millions who live in legal limbo because they defy easy categorisation. But everyone is just looking for a place to call home.
The migrants were found off the coast of Libya in wooden and rubber boats and were rescued by Spanish and Italian ships.
Close to 1.2 million refugees need resettling globally, but only 93,200 places in resettlement countries are expected to become available this year.
Smugglers send the migrants out in flimsy boats with little fuel, and most are picked up by international vessels after leaving Libyan waters.
The changing environment is invariably linked to human rights with over 62,000 people being displaced every day due to climate change.
“In a few day, you will be in Italy, in Europe. Libya is over,” each group of migrants on the boats was told in English or French.
Seven men were found dead during Saturday’s rescues, but survivors brought to Trapani in Sicily indicated a further 13 had been lost at sea.
The International Organisation for Migration sounded the alarm after its staff in Niger and Libya documented shocking testimonies of trafficking victims from several African nations, including Nigeria, Ghana and the Gambia.
There is confusion in these waters as desperate migrants try to reach a better life with the help of NGOs and authorities scramble to deal with the chaos.
Libya is the main gateway for migrants trying to reach Europe by sea but thousands die, go missing in the Mediterranean or perish in the desert on the way.
According to the International Organisation for Migration, so far this year 43,490 migrants have arrived in Europe by sea as of April 26.
Migration and asylum issues have come to epitomise France’s political tensions and to reflect the critical decisions that will face its next president.
A large proportion of the 4.3 million migrant workers in Latin America and the Caribbean survive by working in the informal economy or in irregular conditions.
The American Jewish Committee (AJC) later urged the pope “to reconsider his regrettable choice of words” for using the term ‘concentration camp’.
A photojournalist on a migrant rescue ship recounts his Easter weekend.
Flood, famine, Partition, riots and the promise of land and jobs drove early migrants to the Sundarbans. Despite many hardships, they found a home there.
The Grande Synthe camp was 70% destroyed by a blaze on Monday night after clashes between Iraqi Kurd and Afghan migrants.
Deepak Unnikrishnan’s Temporary People reveals the psychic landscapes of people who have spent decades building the physical landscape of the Gulf.
European leaders offered Libya money and other assistance to try to curb record migrant flows from the North African country.
The 2016 death toll, which is likely to rise as more data comes in, pushed the number of fatalities for the last three years to 18,501, or almost 20 deaths a day.
With the note ban crippling money orders, migrant workers in Maharashtra are unable to send cash home to hungry families.
The parliament’s ‘Culture Builds Bridges’ declaration comes amid a rise in support for the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany party
Women and girls who risk sexual violence as they flee their home countries are getting contraceptive injections as a precautionary measure
Hungary refused to take in migrants under an EU burden-sharing plan. Instead, Orban announced a referendum on whether to accept any future EU-wide quotas.
Regional governor Mohamed Sultan said the number of bodies recovered was “almost final” but rescue workers were still looking for human remains at sea.
The UN and other leaders met to discuss coordinating an international response to unprecedented numbers of refugees and migrants. Two migration experts examine issues the summits left unresolved.
The boat carrying Egyptian, Sudanese, Eritrean and Somali migrants sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Burg Rashid, a village in the Beheira.