Bosnia: Migrants return to burnt tent camp as relocation fails
31 December 2020 | 2:59 pm
Plans to move hundreds of migrants from the fire-damaged Lipa camp to new accommodation stalled after protests from local residents. The failed transfer means they're now stranded in the cold with little shelter.
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INM agents, the Navy, and the National Guard found the foreigners, including five Guatemalans and five Indians as well as 19 unaccompanied children and teenagers, huddled together in the back of a tractor-trailer that was improperly parked in a road close to the city of Fortin de las Flores, in the southern state of Veracruz.
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The wooden boat left Senegal more than 40 days ago with more than 100 people on board. It was traveling in the direction of Spain's Canary Islands when it capsized in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Verde.
At least seven children were killed in eastern Congo on Saturday after a fire broke out at camp for people displaced by flooding, local official Thomas Bakenga said. Hundreds of families had been living in makeshift huts at the refuge in the town of Kalehe since May, when devastating floods destroyed their homes in the villages of Bushushu and Nyamukubi in South Kivu province.
Saudi Arabian border guards have killed hundreds of Ethiopian migrants, including women and children, who attempted to enter the kingdom along its mountainous border with Yemen, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Monday.
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