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Nearly 17 child migrants a day vanished in Europe since 2018

Investigation finds one in six were solo and under 15, as experts say cross-border cooperation ‘nonexistent’At least 18,000 unaccompanied child migrants have disappeared after arriving in European countries including Greece, Italy and Germany.An investigation by the Guardian and the cross-border journalism collective Lost in Europe found that 18,292 unaccompanied child migrants went missing in Europe between January 2018 and December 2020 – equivalent to nearly 17 children a day. Continue readin...
Tags: Europe, Children, Law, Germany, Africa, European Union, Society, UK News, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Migration, Morocco, Global development, Human Trafficking, Greece Italy


UK Home Office charters its first ever deportation flight to Vietnam

Migrant rights organisations are concerned that those due to fly have not had full access to legal adviceCharities and human rights campaigners have expressed alarm at a decision by the Home Office to charter its first ever deportation flight to Vietnam.The Guardian has learned that the flight is due to take off on Wednesday, though it is unclear why the government has decided to remove the Vietnamese nationals at a time when deportations are at a historically low level due to the pandemic. Cont...
Tags: UK News, Immigration and asylum, Migration, Home Office, Vietnam, UK Home Office


‘I was alone, I had nothing’: from child refugee to student nurse in Athens

Ahtisham Khan arrived in Greece, aged 16, after fleeing Pakistan. A new initiative is helping children like him find a safe home where they can start to rebuild their livesAt some point in his journey to a freer place, Ahtisham Khan came to a fork in the road. Fifty days of travel from his native Pakistan to the plains of northern Greece had been unexpectedly frightening and exhausting.“We had a lot of dreams,” he says, recalling why he and his brother, Zeeshan, left their village close to the c...
Tags: Europe, Human Rights, Greece, Children, European Union, Society, World news, Turkey, Syria, Homelessness, Middle East and North Africa, Migration, Pakistan, Refugees, Athens, Global development


The Catholic Church is urging President Biden to accept a lot more refugees

A Jesus on the cross is seen as Catholic priests of Saint Charles Missions from Latin America, the US and Canada gather to pray at the US-Mexico border fence in solidarity to migrants and against hate and indifference, in Tijuana, Baja California State, Mexico, on July 4, 2019. GUILLERMO ARIAS/AFP via Getty Images Bishop Mario Dorsonville scolded Biden for not immediately raising the cap on refugee admissions. "The number of refugees who will be welcomed this year is far short of what we c...
Tags: Politics, Congress, White House, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Colombia, Canada, Migration, Washington Dc, Refugees, Catholic Church, Jesus, Catholic, Biden


A lucrative border-industrial complex keeps the US border in constant ‘crisis’ | Todd Miller

In 1994, the US’s annual border and immigration budget was $1.5bn. In 2020, the budget exceeded $25bn - a 16-fold increaseI’ll never forget Giovanni’s blistered feet as an EMT attended to him on the Mexico side of the US-Mexican border in Sasabe, a remote desert town. On the back of one foot, his skin had been rubbed away and the tender, reddish, underlying tissue exposed. One toenail had completely ripped off. Giovanni, who was from a small Guatemalan town near the Salvadorean border, had just ...
Tags: Mexico, Americas, US, Migration, Arizona, Refugees, US immigration, Giovanni, Todd Miller, Sasabe


‘It’s a day off’: wiretaps show Mediterranean migrants were left to die

Exclusive: Transcripts of conversations between Italian officials and Libyan coastguard contained in leaked fileAt 8.18am on Friday 16 June 2017, the Libyan coastguard Col Massoud Abdalsamad received a long-distance phone call from an Italian coastguard official who told him that 10 migrant dinghies were in distress, many in Libyan territorial waters.“It’s a day off. It’s a holiday here. But I can try to help,” Abdalsamad told the official. “Perhaps we can be there tomorrow.” Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Africa, European Union, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Migration, Italy, United Nations, Refugees, Libya, Mediterranean, Col Massoud Abdalsamad, Abdalsamad


Mexico’s vow to tighten border fails to deter US-bound migrants

As the Biden administration enlists its neighbours in attempts to slow the flow of people, families seeking a future free from hunger and violence journey onGroups of men, women and children stepped off small boats and on to Mexican soil without showing their documents to anyone.Drivers quickly bundled them into taxis which sped past an immigration office to a nearby crossroad, where the travelers climbed into a vans for the next leg of their journey toward the US border. Continue reading...
Tags: Mexico, Americas, US, World news, US news, Migration, Global development, Human Trafficking, US immigration, Honduras, Biden, Guatemala, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador


Australian government tells Myanmar nationals they won’t be forced to return

Australia declines to provide blanket asylum or visa extensions for 3,300 people and says they will be dealt with on a case-by-case basisThe Australian government has sought to reassure more than 3,300 Myanmar nationals in Australia that it won’t force them to return when their visas expire.But despite mounting calls to provide greater reassurance to Myanmar nationals in Australia, Canberra has stopped short of across-the-board visa extensions or offers of asylum, insisting the issues will be de...
Tags: Hong Kong, Protest, Australia, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Migration, Australian politics, Myanmar, Australia Canberra


Libya releases man described as one of world’s most wanted human traffickers

Abd al-Rahman Milad, AKA Bija, is accused by UN of being directly involved in sinking migrant boatsLibyan authorities have released a man described as one of the world’s most wanted human traffickers, who was placed under sanctions by the UN security council for being directly involved in the sinking of migrant boats.The coastguard commander Abd al-Rahman Milad, known by his alias Bija, is suspected of being part of a criminal network operating in Zawiyah in north-west Libya. He was arrested in ...
Tags: Europe, Africa, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Migration, Italy, Refugees, Libya, Un, UN Security Council, Human Trafficking, Tripoli, Abd al Rahman Milad, Bija, Zawiyah, north west Libya


Seasonal work on Australia’s farms: ‘No one wants to do this sort of work’

For two months I’ve been picking grapes in Western Australia, and was paid the minimum wage. Not everyone was as luckyWeary eyes, boots on dew, a sea of oversized high-vis vests and little conversation.After a few hours there is a hive of activity, chatter in a flurry of languages, and sweat. Then in the early afternoon or sometimes later, a tired shuffle back to vans and cars. This is the life of a grape picker in Margaret River, Western Australia. Continue reading...
Tags: Australia, Australia news, Farming, Migration, Australian trade unions, Industrial relations, Western Australia, Australian economy, Margaret River Western Australia, Rural Australia


How this agent is helping migrating buyers find their dream homes

With buyers moving across the country to new locales, agents have to be prepared to work much harder amid low inventory woes. This is especially true in Florida, which is seeing an influx of new residents. Here's how this agent is making a difference.
Tags: Florida, Service, Radio, Migration, Agent, Orlando, Central Florida, Select, Home Prices, Florida Community, Sandra Cuba


Holy waters: the spiritual journey of African migrants – in pictures

Nicola Lo Calzo’s images celebrate migrants in the Mediterranean and the veneration of the 16th-century Sicilian Saint Benedict the Moor, the first black saint in modern history Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Photography, Religion, World news, Culture, Art and design, Migration, Italy, Mediterranean, Benedict, Art and design books, Nicola Lo Calzo


‘A system of global apartheid’: author Harsha Walia on why the border crisis is a myth

The Canadian organizer says the actual crises are capitalism, war and the climate emergency, which drive mass migrationThe rising number of migrant children and families seeking to cross the US border with Mexico is emerging as one of the most serious political challenges for Joe Biden’s new administration.That’s exactly what Donald Trump wants: he and other Republicans believe that Americans’ concerns about a supposed “border crisis” will help Republicans win back political power. Continue read...
Tags: Mexico, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Canada, US politics, Migration, US immigration, Donald Trump, Us-mexico Border, Biden Administration, Harsha Walia


Croatian border police accused of sexually assaulting Afghan migrant

Asylum seeker says she was threatened at knifepoint in latest in string of reports of violent pushbacks on Bosnia–Croatia borderA woman from Afghanistan was allegedly sexually abused, held at knifepoint and forced to strip naked by a Croatian border police officer, during a search of a group of migrants on the border with Bosnia.The European commission described it as a “serious alleged criminal action’’ and urged the Croatian authorities “to thoroughly investigate all allegations, and follow up...
Tags: Europe, World news, Afghanistan, Migration, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Refugees, Global development, Croatia, Sexual Harassment, Migration And Development, Bosnia, Rape and sexual assault


Italy investigates call wiretapping linked to migration reporting

Prosecutors in Sicily alleged to have wiretapped conversations involving at least 15 journalistsItaly’s justice minister is to send inspectors to Sicily following reports that prosecutors wiretapped hundreds of phone conversations involving at least 15 journalists reporting on migration in the central Mediterranean.The Italian newspaper Domani revealed on Friday that magistrates in Trapani, who were investigating sea rescue NGOs and charities for alleged complicity in people smuggling, had wiret...
Tags: Europe, Media, World news, Migration, Italy, Journalist safety, Sicily, Trapani, Domani


Italy investigates claims of wiretapping linked to migration reporting

Prosecutors in Sicily alleged to have wiretapped conversations involving at least 15 journalistsItaly’s justice minister is to send inspectors to Sicily following reports that prosecutors wiretapped hundreds of phone conversations involving at least 15 journalists reporting on migration in the central Mediterranean.The Italian newspaper Domani revealed on Friday that magistrates in Trapani who were investigating sea rescue NGOs and charities for alleged complicity in people smuggling had wiretap...
Tags: Europe, Media, World news, Migration, Italy, Press freedom, Journalist safety, Sicily, Trapani, Domani


Happy memories: Myanmar migrants in Australia share stories beyond the trauma of war – a photo essay

A new book of these elders’ favourite childhood memories will help ensure their community ‘never forget where they came from’Whenever Hsay Wah Thu Kree thinks about his favourite childhood memory, it makes him smile. “One day, my older brother gave me his unused old bicycle wheel rim, which made me so happy. As a child, I played with that wheel rim as a hoop, using a stick, running and pushing it the whole day without ever noticing any tiredness. I can still see it in my imagination.”But that me...
Tags: Australia, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Migration, Refugees, Myanmar, Victoria, Melbourne, Hsay Wah Thu Kree


Desperate Burmese refugees flee to Thailand and India to escape crisis

Tension rise on borders as thousands seek safe haven from military crackdownMyanmar’s escalating crisis is spilling across its borders, as thousands of refugees seek safe haven in India and Thailand in the wake of the military coup and bloody crackdowns on anti-coup protesters.Authorities in both countries have tried to block new arrivals, fearing that a steady flow may become a flood, if unrest spreading through Myanmar worsens. A top UN official warned last week that the country is “on the ver...
Tags: India, World news, Thailand, Asia Pacific, South and Central Asia, Migration, Refugees, Un, Myanmar


EU children in UK care system could become 'undocumented' adults, charity warns

Just 39% of children or young adults in care have applications to remain in UK after BrexitThousands of children of EU citizens who have been taken into care may become “undocumented” adults with no right to work, rent a home or receive benefits, a charity has warned.The Children’s Society has found that just 39% of children in care, or young adults who have recently left care, have had applications to remain in the country after Brexit made on their behalf. It says this is “unacceptable” and th...
Tags: Politics, UK, Eu, Society, UK News, Migration, Children's Rights, Brexit, Children 's Society


British aid cuts to leave tens of thousands of Syrians 'paperless'

Norwegian Refugee Council says move to pull funding for its legal support programme will leave many in ‘destitution’Tens of thousands of Syrians will no longer receive legal support, leaving many “in utter destitution” without documents they need to work, travel or return home, after the British government pulled £4m in funding from a charity programme, according to its director.News of the cut to a Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) project supporting refugees and internally displaced Syrians, com...
Tags: Politics, Society, UK News, World news, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, Migration, Refugees, Aid, Global development, Foreign, Migration And Development, Refugee Council, Dominic Raab, Refugee Council NRC, Development Office FCDO


Thanks to the pandemic, I've spent a year in one place with my mind in two | Chibundu Onuzo

My family is in Lagos. I’m in London – and there’s no chance of a flight home. Zoom does many things, but it can’t give hugsIt’s been two years since I last saw my father. He lives in Nigeria, just a six-hour flight away, but the last time either of us set foot in an airport was 2019. I don’t miss the cramped seating and recycled oxygen of planes. Nor do I miss the anxious buzz of airports – of standing in my socks on a cold floor, queuing to walk through a metal detector. But I do miss my fathe...
Tags: Books, Publishing, London, Nigeria, Africa, UK News, World news, Migration, Lagos, Chibundu Onuzo


Why is Australia deporting so many people to New Zealand?

Australia has ramped up the practice of deporting people who commit crimes while living here on visas – a policy that’s seen deportations to New Zealand skyrocket. Reporter Ben Doherty explains the history of this policy, and how a series of recent controversies over deportations have pushed tensions between the two countries to an all-time highYou can also check out: Continue reading...
Tags: Prisons, Australia, World news, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Asia Pacific, Migration, New Zealand, Peter Dutton, Ben Doherty


'Reclaim These Streets' and rubber duck rallies: human rights roundup – in pictures

Coverage on recent struggles for human rights and freedoms, from Cardiff Bay to Thailand Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Human Rights, Media, France, China, Africa, Environment, Women, Americas, Social Media, UK News, World news, US news, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa


The making of a megacity: how Dhaka transformed in 50 years of Bangladesh

In the half century since independence, the capital has grown from peaceful town to economic hub. But does it live up to the dreams of those still flocking to work there?‘Bangladesh has come a long way’: people of Dhaka on half a century of independenceOn the banks of the Buriganga, Old Dhaka’s boatmen only ever rest a moment before making their return journey, endlessly ferrying passengers back and forth across the river.They pick them up at the Sadarghat docks, the historical trading hub that ...
Tags: World news, Poverty, Cities, South and Central Asia, Migration, Global development, Bangladesh, Urbanisation, Cities and development, Migration And Development, Dhaka, Inequality and development, Buriganga Old Dhaka


‘They can see us in the dark’: migrants grapple with hi-tech fortress EU

A powerful battery of drones, thermal cameras and heartbeat detectors are being deployed to exclude asylum seekers Khaled has been playing “the game” for a year now. A former law student, he left Afghanistan in 2018, driven by precarious economic circumstances and fear for his security, as the Taliban were increasingly targeting Kabul.But when he reached Europe, he realised the chances at winning the game were stacked against him. Getting to Europe’s borders was easy compared with actually cross...
Tags: Europe, Technology, Human Rights, Germany, Eu, World news, Afghanistan, Hungary, Taliban, Migration, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Refugees, Global development, Kabul, Croatia


US officials say migrants are being told to come to the border. Here's what they're hearing from smugglers and from Russia

Asylum-seeking unaccompanied minors from Central America are separated from other migrants by US Border Patrol agents after crossing into the US on a raft in Penitas, Texas, March 14, 2021. Adrees Latif/Reuters Thousands of migrants, mostly from Central America, have come to the US border with Mexico in recent months. Many of those migrants left home after hearing that a new US president would make migration easier. But rumors about lax immigration policy are being stoked by smugglers and ...
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UN refugee agency hits out at Priti Patel's plans for UK asylum overhaul

Home secretary says migrants who arrive in UK by illegal routes will be indefinitely liable for removalThe UK home secretary, Priti Patel, is misrepresenting international law to push her hardline agenda against asylum seekers as she unveils a sweeping set of punishing proposals, the UN’s refugee agency has suggested.In what has been billed as the biggest overhaul of the UK’s asylum system in decades, Patel has pledged to remove people who enter the UK illegally having travelled through a “safe ...
Tags: Politics, UK, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Migration, United Nations, Home Office, Refugees, Un, Patel, Priti Patel


Chariots of steel: Barcelona's hidden army of scrap recyclers

Thousands of migrants play a key role in collecting Catalonia’s waste but must live on the marginsThey are everywhere and yet they are almost invisible, living below the social radar as they crisscross the city pushing supermarket trolleys piled with metal tubing, old microwaves and empty beer cans.The chatarreros are Barcelona’s itinerant scrap-metal collectors, and there are thousands of them. Most are undocumented migrants and so there is no official census, but Federico Demaria, a social sci...
Tags: Europe, Human Rights, Africa, Environment, Employment, Senegal, Spain, Catalonia, Barcelona, Society, World news, Migration, Global development, Recycling, Waste, Saharan Africa


Girl, two, dies after being rescued from migrant boat in Canaries

Toddler from Mali has died in hospital after being resuscitated on a dock last weekA two-year-old girl from Mali who was rescued from a migrant boat and resuscitated on a dock in the Canary Islands last week has died in hospital, becoming the latest victim of the perilous Atlantic route from Africa to Europe.The girl was one of 52 people travelling on a boat that had left the city of Dakhla in Western Sahara bound for the Spanish archipelago. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Africa, Spain, World news, Atlantic, Migration, Refugees, Global development, Mali, Canary Islands, Western Sahara, Dakhla


EU's southern states step up calls for 'solidarity' in managing mass migration

Greece, Italy, Spain, Cyprus and Malta say burden has to be shared more justly with other EU partnersEurope’s southern states have stepped up calls for solidarity in managing mass migration to the bloc saying the burden has to be shared more justly with other EU partners.Highlighting the deep divisions over the issue, politicians from countries along Europe’s Mediterranean rim said a proposed migration pact fell far short of resolving the crisis equitably. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Greece, Eu, Spain, European Union, Cyprus, Hungary, Migration, Italy, European Commission, Mediterranean, Malta, Viktor Orban, Greece Italy Spain Cyprus