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Dinghies with 170 migrants on board missing in Med

Three survivors picked up by helicopter after 10 to 11 hours at sea, but charities fear worst after bodies seen in waterAn estimated 170 migrants have gone missing in the Mediterranean in two incidents involving dinghies that left from Libya and Morocco, migrants organisations have said.One dinghy was spotted sinking in rough waters on Friday by an Italian military plane on patrol. The plane dropped two safety rafts into the water but had to leave due to a lack of fuel, Rear Admiral Fabio Agosti...
Tags: Europe, Africa, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Migration, Morocco, Italy, Libya, Mediterranean, Fabio Agostini


Survivors Say 177 Migrants Are Missing After a Boat Capsized Near Libya

"After a few hours, it began sinking and people began drowning"
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Migration, Libya, Onetime


More than 100 migrants missing after dinghy sinks in Mediterranean

The vessel left Libya two days ago and started sinking after 10 to 11 hours at seaAbout 117 migrants who left Libya in a rubber dinghy two days ago are unaccounted for, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has said, after three people were rescued from the sinking vessel in the Mediterranean.“The three survivors told us they were 120 when they left Garabulli, in Libya, on Thursday night. After 10 to 11 hours at sea (the boat) started sinking and people started drowning,” IOM spokes...
Tags: Europe, Africa, Migration, Italy, Libya, Mediterranean, Iom, International Organisation for Migration IOM, Garabulli, Flavio Di Giacomo


More than 100 migrants missing after dinghy sinks in Med

The vessel left Libya two days ago and started sinking after 10 to 11 hours at seaAbout 117 migrants who left Libya in a rubber dinghy two days ago are unaccounted for, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has said, after three people were rescued from the sinking vessel in the Mediterranean.“The three survivors told us they were 120 when they left Garabulli, in Libya, on Thursday night. After 10 to 11 hours at sea (the boat) started sinking and people started drowning,” IOM spokes...
Tags: Europe, Africa, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Migration, Italy, Libya, Mediterranean, Iom, International Organisation for Migration IOM, Garabulli, Flavio Di Giacomo


Paweł Adamowicz: thousands attend Gdańsk mayor's funeral

Poles mourn critic of ruling party’s anti-immigration policies who was stabbed at charity event Polish and European officials joined thousands of people from across Poland on Saturday for the funeral of Paweł Adamowicz, the mayor of the northern city of Gdańsk, who died on Monday after being stabbed the night before at a charity event.The European council president. Donald Tusk, a friend of Adamowicz, was among those attending the burial at the vast Gothic St Mary’s Basilica. Poland’s president ...
Tags: Europe, World news, Migration, Poland, Andrzej Duda, Donald Tusk, Mary, Gdansk, Mateusz Morawiecki, Paweł Adamowicz, Adamowicz, Basilica Poland, Lech Wałęsa Continue


Thousands march beside coffin of murdered Gdańsk mayor - video

Carrying flags and candles through the streets, thousands of people walked in procession on Friday along with the coffin of Gdańsk's murdered mayor, Paweł  Adamowicz. He was stabbed on Sunday evening by a man who rushed the stage during a charity event. Adamowicz died the following dayThousands march beside coffin of killed Gdansk mayor Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Migration, Poland, Gdansk, Paweł Adamowicz, Adamowicz


Arizona: Four women convicted after leaving food and water in desert for migrants

Federal judge finds activists guilty of entering a national wildlife refuge without a permit to give aid to migrantsA federal judge has found four women guilty of entering a national wildlife refuge without a permit as they sought to place food and water in the Arizona desert for migrants. US magistrate Judge Bernardo Velasco’s ruling on Friday marked the first conviction against humanitarian aid volunteers in a decade. Continue reading...
Tags: US, US news, Migration, Arizona, US immigration, Bernardo Velasco


Thousands march beside coffin of killed Gdansk mayor

Poles mourn the critic of the ruling party’s anti-immigration policies Pawel Adamowicz who was stabbed at a charity event Carrying flags and candles in cold streets, thousands of Poles walked beside the coffin of Gdansk’s former mayor Pawel Adamowicz, who was stabbed on stage at a charity event.The killing of a liberal critic of the ruling party’s anti-immigrant policies highlighted the charged atmosphere in parts of eastern Europe where populist leaders have fanned nationalist sentiment. Contin...
Tags: Europe, World news, Migration, Poland, Gdansk, Pawel Adamowicz


Thousands march beside coffin of murdered Gdansk mayor

Poles mourn the critic of the ruling party’s anti-immigration policies Pawel Adamowicz who was stabbed at a charity event Carrying flags and candles in cold streets, thousands of Poles walked beside the coffin of Gdansk’s former mayor Pawel Adamowicz, who was stabbed on stage at a charity event.The murder of a liberal critic of the ruling party’s anti-immigrant policies highlighted the charged atmosphere in parts of eastern Europe where populist leaders have fanned nationalist sentiment. Continu...
Tags: Europe, World news, Migration, Poland, Gdansk, Pawel Adamowicz


Hakeem al-Araibi: Bahrain says refugee footballer's life is not in danger

Exclusive: Government defends efforts to have dissident extradited from Thailand, where he was arrested despite being a refugeeHakeem al-Araibi’s life is not under threat and he could appeal his conviction if he returned to Bahrain, the Bahraini government has said in its first significant response to the international outrage at its efforts to reclaim the dissident refugee.Al-Araibi, who is a permanent resident of Australia, has been detained in Bangkok for almost two months while Thai authorit...
Tags: Australia, World news, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Migration, Bahrain, Bangkok, Hakeem Al Araibi, Al Araibi, Araibi


Trump Administration May Have Separated Thousands More Migrant Families Than Initially Thought

The administration has identified more than 2,700 children who were separated
Tags: News, White House, Uncategorized, Migration, Trump Administration, Onetime


This won’t hurt: the Syrian medics helped back to work by UK startups | Ammar Kalia

All too often, Britain fails to use the valuable professional skills that refugees bring to the country. But social enterprises are now enabling newcomers to make the most of their talentsHussam Allahham knows how to save a life on the operating table. He has done it many times in his home city of Damascus. He can fix broken limbs, amputate, remove tumours and replace organs. As a general surgeon he has had plenty of practice with a scalpel and stitches, both in Syria and while in a refugee camp...
Tags: UK, Money, Society, UK News, World news, Syria, Immigration and asylum, Work & careers, Britain, Charities, Voluntary sector, Migration, Italy, Refugees, Damascus, Guardian Careers


'Hatred is becoming more visible': shocked Gdańsk mourns slain mayor

Residents take part in vigils after stabbing of Paweł Adamowicz on stage at charity concertThe music has been switched off at the Red Light pub in the heart of the picturesque old town of Gdańsk. A single candle adorned with a black ribbon rests on the bar. The city is in mourning.The people of Gdańsk are coming to terms with the death of their mayor, Paweł Adamowicz, who was stabbed on stage at a charity concert in front of thousands of people on Sunday. A public appeal led to crowds of people ...
Tags: Europe, World news, Migration, Poland, The far right, Gdansk, Paweł Adamowicz


'Hatred is becoming more visible': shocked Gdańsk mourns for slain mayor

Residents take part in vigils after stabbing of Paweł Adamowicz on stage at charity concertThe music has been switched off at the Red Light pub in the heart of the picturesque old town of Gdańsk. A single candle adorned with a black ribbon rests on the bar. The city is in mourning.The people of Gdańsk are coming to terms with the death of their mayor, Paweł Adamowicz, who was stabbed on stage at a charity concert in front of thousands of people on Sunday. A public appeal led to crowds of people ...
Tags: Europe, World news, Migration, Poland, The far right, Gdansk, Paweł Adamowicz


'Gdańsk has never been so sad': Polish city in mourning for its mayor

Residents still in shock over stabbing of Paweł Adamowicz on stage at charity concertThe music has been switched off at the Red Light pub in the heart of the picturesque old town of Gdańsk. A single candle adorned with a black ribbon rests on the bar. The city is in mourning.The people of Gdańsk are coming to terms with the death of their mayor, Paweł Adamowicz, who was stabbed on stage at a charity concert in front of thousands of people on Sunday. A public appeal led to crowds of people queuei...
Tags: Europe, World news, Migration, Poland, The far right, Gdansk, Paweł Adamowicz


Extreme-right wing of Germany's AfD placed under surveillance

Domestic intelligence agency to begin monitoring elements of anti-immigration partyGermany’s domestic intelligence agency is to begin monitoring elements of the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD), placing particular focus on Björn Höcke, a nationalist agitator considered one of the driving forces in a move to take the party towards the extreme right.The BfV said it would also be keeping the party’s youth wing, Young Alternative (JA), under surveillance and would investigate whether the...
Tags: Europe, Germany, World news, Migration, Refugees, The far right, Björn Höcke


EU seeks temporary deal over refugees and migrants rescued at sea

Commissioner calls for end to ad-hoc solutions after latest delay in letting ships dockThe European Union is attempting to agree on a temporary deal on the handling of migrants and refugees rescued at sea, after a push for wide-ranging reforms before the European elections failed to win support.Diplomats are studying plans from the European commission for a temporary mechanism to manage rescue boats, after a series of incidents in which vessels were unable to dock in any Mediterranean port. Cont...
Tags: Europe, Eu, European Union, World news, Migration, Refugees, European Commission, Mediterranean


EU seeks temporary deal over migrants rescued at sea

Commissioner calls for end to ad-hoc solutions after latest delay in letting ships dockThe European Union is attempting to agree on a temporary deal on the handling of migrants and refugees rescued at sea, after a push for wide-ranging reforms before the European elections failed to win support.Diplomats are studying plans from the European commission for a temporary mechanism to manage rescue boats, after a series of incidents in which vessels were unable to dock in any Mediterranean port. Cont...
Tags: Europe, Eu, European Union, World news, Migration, Refugees, European Commission, Mediterranean


What exactly is Trump's border wall and why does he want $5.7bn for it?

The president backed away from his threat to declare a national emergency over the wall, but his preoccupation with it persistsDonald Trump may have backed away froma threat to declare a national emergency in order to bypass Congress and build a wall on the southern border, but his preoccupation with his 2016 campaign promise persists.But what exactly is “the wall” and why is the president so intent on getting $5.7bn to fund it? Here are some answers to key questions: Continue reading...
Tags: Congress, Migration, US immigration, Donald Trump, Trump, Us-mexico Border


'A death sentence': migrant caravan member killed in Honduras after US sent him back

Fleeing threats, Nelson Espinal traveled to the US. One week after he was deported, he was shot dead Several days after Nelson Espinal slipped across the US southern border, he called his family back in Honduras from inside a US detention center.“Tell Mom not to worry – I’m applying for asylum,” Espinal, 28, told his sister Patricia, who recounted the December phone call with tears streaming down her sun-scarred cheeks. “We must pray to God that they give it to me. I told them I can’t go back to...
Tags: Americas, US, World news, Migration, US immigration, Honduras, Patricia, Us-mexico Border, Espinal, Nelson Espinal


In DHS tests, prototypes of Trump's chosen barrier posts were easily defeated by hacksaws

Trump isn't America's most anti-immigrant president; that honor goes to Obama, the great deporter, who also extensively tested border wall technologies while deporting 2MM undocumented people. One of the designs that Obama's DHS evaluated was steel "barriers" of the sort Trump wants to spend $5.7 billion on. In their tests, they were able to defeat the barriers with hand-held hacksaws in just a few minutes. Trump officials insist that their barriers represent an improvement on the Obama b...
Tags: Post, News, Obama, America, Dhs, Migration, Foia, Material Science, Shutdown, Trumpism, Trump, U S Border Patrol, Waldman, Xenophobia, Thanks Obama, JACOB SOBOROFF


Californias Monarch butterfly population hits 'potentially catastrophic' low in 2018

California’s Monarch butterfly population hit a record low in 2018 after dropping a whopping 86 percent from the previous year. According to the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, the total population has declined 97 percent since the 1980s, but this latest one year drop is “potentially catastrophic.” In the western part of the United States, monarchs migrate to California for the winter, traveling from Idaho and Utah. In 2017, the traditional California coastal sites like Pismo Beac...
Tags: Utah, Weather, Design, News, California, Animals, Climate, United States, Conservation, Migration, Wildfires, Idaho, Ecology, Urban Development, Vancouver, Flowers


Last Migrant Teenagers Have Left the Largest U.S. Detention Camp

Piferrer said everything would be removed from the site by the end of January
Tags: Texas, News, Uncategorized, Migration, Onetime, Piferrer, Largest U S Detention Camp


Maud Veith's best photograph: a migrant dinghy fleeing Libya

‘The rubber boats are always overloaded and fragile. But at sea, if you don’t take photographs, there will be no evidence’I’m employed by SOS Méditerranée and Médecins Sans Frontières to document humanitarian rescue missions in the Mediterranean. But I’m also part of the team of sailor-rescuers – I received the same training, and learned the same drills and first aid techniques. As a photographer I’m a witness, but there’s always the possibility that I’ll need to put down the camera and be hands...
Tags: Art, Europe, Photography, Activism, World news, Culture, Art and design, Migration, Refugees, Libya, Exhibitions, Mediterranean, Médecins Sans Frontières, Sos Mediterranee, Maud Veith


Rahaf and Hakeem: why has one refugee captured the world's attention while another is left in jail? | Helen Davidson

When it comes to Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun and Hakeem al-Araibi, the reasons are varied but likely include the age-old non-science of what makes news and what doesn’tAustralia, Thailand and the Gulf states have been inextricably linked in two global news stories lately, when two young people faced being forcibly returned to the places and people they fled simply because they happened to step foot in Bangkok.Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, an 18-year-old Saudi woman, was on her way to Australia seeking it...
Tags: Human Rights, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Migration, Football politics, Fifa, Refugees, Bahrain, Bangkok, Gulf, Hakeem


Why has Rahaf al-Qunun captured the world's attention while Hakeem al-Araibi is left in jail? | Helen Davidson

The reasons are varied but likely include the age-old non-science of what makes news and what doesn’tAustralia, Thailand and the Gulf states have been inextricably linked in two global news stories lately, when two young people faced being forcibly returned to the places and people they fled simply because they happened to step foot in Bangkok.Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, an 18-year-old Saudi woman, was on her way to Australia seeking its protection. Twenty-five-year-old Hakeem al-Araibi, heading to...
Tags: Human Rights, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Migration, Football politics, Fifa, Refugees, Bahrain, Bangkok, Gulf, Helen Davidson


Rahaf al-Qunun: Labor says Saudi refugee should be resettled in Australia

Bill Shorten urges Scott Morrison to accept Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun now that the UN has validated her refugee claimLabor has said the Saudi teenager Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun should be resettled in Australia now that her refugee claim had been validated.The party’s foreign affairs spokeswoman, Penny Wong, told ABC radio on Thursday Bill Shorten had written to Scott Morrison urging him to accept Qunun. Continue reading...
Tags: Labor, Abc, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Migration, Coalition, United Nations, Bill Shorten, Un, Scott Morrison, Penny Wong, Rahaf Mohammed al Qunun


Italy's Salvini refuses to back EU deal on rescue ship migrants

Far right interior minister says he will not authorise deal to take in people rescued in MediterraneanItaly’s far-right interior minister, Matteo Salvini, has said he will refuse to authorise an EU deal that would result in his country taking in some of the 49 people who have spent the past few weeks stranded onboard two private rescue ships in the Mediterranean.The Maltese prime minister, Joseph Muscat, announced on Wednesday that the people, who were rescued by the German NGOs ships Sea-Watch ...
Tags: Europe, Eu, World news, Migration, Italy, Refugees, Luxembourg, Libya, Mediterranean, Malta, Valletta, Matteo Salvini, Salvini, Joseph Muscat


Malta allows 49 people stranded on rescue ships to disembark

Eight European nations agree to take in people rescued in Mediterranean in DecemberEight European nations have agreed to take in 49 people who have been stranded in the Mediterranean on board two private rescue ships for weeks.The Maltese prime minister, Joseph Muscat, announced on Wednesday that the people, who were rescued by the German NGOs ships Sea-Watch 3 and Sea-Eye off the coast of Libya in December, would be allowed to disembark in the Maltese capital of Valletta before being sent to It...
Tags: Europe, World news, Migration, Italy, Refugees, Luxembourg, Libya, Mediterranean, Malta, Valletta, Matteo Salvini, Joseph Muscat


Rahaf al-Qunun: Saudi teenager given refugee status by the UN

Australia to consider asylum request after home affairs minister says she would not get ‘special treatment’Saudi teenager Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun has been found to be a refugee by the United Nations, and the Australian government will now consider her asylum request, according to the Department of Home Affairs.The 18-year-old woman barricaded herself in a Bangkok airport hotel room on Sunday to prevent her forcible return to Saudi Arabia, where she claims her family will kill her because she has...
Tags: Australia, Saudi Arabia, World news, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Migration, Australian politics, United Nations, Refugees, Un, Peter Dutton, Bangkok, Islam Continue