11 migrants freed from refrigerated truck in Bavaria
Police say the driver pulled over when he heard knocks coming from the other side of the truck. The migrants are from Afghanistan and aged 14 to 31.
Migrant arrivals from Turkey to Europe nearly double in 2019
According to a confidential EU report, 70,000 migrants have crossed from Turkey to the EU this year. The numbers raise questions about whether a EU-Turkey refugee deal is unravelling.
Detained migrants' trash inspires US janitor's art
During a decade as a janitor at a US border station, Tom Kiefer gathered the trash left behind by thousands of undocumented immigrants, piecing together the histories of those who arrived seeking a better life. "The American Dream," at Los Angeles' Skirball Cultural Center through March, displays more than 100 photographs of these remnants, which the artist collected in secret at the Ajo, Arizona station between 2003 and 2014.
NGO rescue ship disembarks 213 migrants in Italy
The ship Ocean Viking has docked in the Italian port of Messina, carrying 213 migrants saved at sea. But at least seven other people were killed in a boat capsize off the Italian island of Lampedusa.
African refugees in Rwanda do not want to stay
African migrants and refugees relocated to Rwanda are relieved to have escaped the hellish conditions in Libyan camps. But they will not give up on their original goal to reach Europe and are starting to feel restless.
UK migrant truck death: Arrests in Ireland and Vietnam
Two people were arrested in Vietnam and one in Ireland as the UK probes deaths of 39 migrants discovered in Essex. All victims are now believed to be Vietnamese. Police called on two haulier brothers to come forward.
Libya authorities 'fire warning shots' at migrant rescue ship
Libyan authorities fired warning shots in the air and pointed mounted guns at rescuers and migrants, according to the humanitarian group Sea-Eye. A group spokesman said the act was unprecedented.
Nigerian migrants struggle to reintegrate after Libya ordeal
Since 2017, more than 14,000 young Nigerians have returned from Libya under a United Nations voluntary repatriation programme. Many spend months, even years stranded in Libya, sold as slaves by their smugglers. But once back home in Nigeria, life is even more difficult than before: saddled with debt, struggling to find work, broken by their treatment at the hands of the traffickers and by their failed dreams.
Refugee crisis in Cyprus close to tipping point
Cyprus desperately needs the EU's assistance to deal with the influx of migrants. Those already there are facing atrocious conditions while they wait for their applications to be processed.