'Black fungus' in India, migrants at the US border, night trains in Europe
In our show "Correspondence", we explore how the world is coping with the twists and turns of 2021, amid the consequences of Covid-19 and beyond. FRANCE 24 brings you a selection of original reports from our correspondents and teams around the globe. This week, we take you to India, the US-Mexico border, Belgium and Egypt.
'We are already dead': 11th day of hunger strike for undocumented migrants in Brussels
The Saint-Jean-Baptiste-au-Beguinage church in Brussels has been occupied by undocumented migrants since January 31st 2021. The group of men and women has been on a hunger strike since May 23 as they push for a government response to regularise their situation.
Ceuta migrant crisis: Spain says 6,000 migrants sent back to Morocco
At least 6,600 of the more than 8,000 migrants who arrived at Spain's North African enclave of Ceuta this week have been sent back over the border to Morocco following a diplomatic dispute. Also, critically ill Covid-19 patients are more likely to die in Africa than elsewhere. Our correspondent in Cape Town explains why. And we bring you a report on how Bangui residents are dealing with a shortage of drinking water in the Central African Republic.
At least 6,000 migrants have returned to Morocco, Ceuta government says
Between 8,000 and 10,000 people are estimated to have crossed from Morocco to Ceuta over the last few days, but around 6,000 of them have returned to Morocco, according to Ceuta’s local government.
Young migrants tested for Covid in Spain's Ceuta
A handful of Red Cross medics wearing full protection gear carry out Covid tests on scores of migrant minors waiting outside a huge warehouse complex close to the border between Ceuta and Morocco. As darkness falls, several dozen young girls are seen climbing into buses which drove them to one of two centres set up to host minors.
Spanish papers accuse Moroccan border guards of 'passivity' after migrants reach Ceuta
Spanish papers accuse Moroccan authorities of allowing thousands of people to swim from Morocco to the Spanish territory of Ceuta. Papers suspect Morocco may be retaliating after Spain offered medical treatment to the leader of a group that challenges Morocco for sovereignty in the Western Sahara. We also look at growing frustration with the Biden administration's inaction over the Israel-Gaza conflict. In China, divorces plummet after a controversial "cool off" law. And millionaires in the US stage a protest telling billionaire Jeff Bezos to pay more taxes!
Hundreds of rescued migrants disembark from NGO ship in Sicily
The Sea-Eye 4, one of the ships operated by the German non-profit Sea-Eye, docks in the southern Sicilian port of Pozzallo and disembarks 415 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean. Italy is one of the main points of entry into Europe for migrants from North Africa, mainly from Libya and Tunisia. More than 13,350 people have arrived on Italian shores since January, three times more than in the same period a year earlier, according to the interior ministry.
Over 100 migrants saved in the Mediterranean
More than 100 people were adrift at sea in rubber boats trying to reach Europe. Hundreds of people have died in the Mediterranean Sea this year in their search for a better life.
Meet the 'good Samaritans' helping migrants in France
In France, ordinary citizens have chosen to help others, even if it means putting their own freedom, jobs and comfort at risk. They come from all walks of life and share the desire offer a helping hand to migrants from Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and elsewhere: both those who want to stay where they've landed and those hoping cross the Channel to reach the UK. Our team went to meet these "good Samaritans".
France rescues 72 migrants in Channel on way to UK
The coast guard was alerted that several boats were in trouble as they attempted to cross the English Channel to Britain.