Migrants

1 dead as hundreds of migrants storm barrier between Spain and North Africa

 One African migrant died and three others were injured when around 300 stormed the border fence separating Spanish enclave Melilla from Morocco on Sunday, the local authorities said. About 200 migrants managed to scale the seven-metre high metal barrier and were taken to a reception centre in Melilla where officials started the process of identifying […]

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Rescued migrants given new home in wildfires-hit Portuguese town

A group of migrants rescued from the Mediterranean in July by charity ship Aquarius have a new home in Fundao, a small Portuguese town badly hit by wildfires last year, the government said. Fundao, about 260 km (162 miles) north of the capital Lisbon, has close to 30,000 inhabitants. In August 2017 a wildfire destroyed […]

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African migrants in Italy took to hunger strike .

Italy has been accused of holding 150 migrants ‘hostage’ on a coastguard ship ‘as a way of blackmailing Europe’. Many of those stranded aboard the vessel – the Diciotti – for a ninth day, began a hunger strike on friday. Their reaction is out of frustration that Italy continues to refuse to let them disembark in Sicily […]

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Police attacked with acid as migrants charge border crossing

Seven policemen were burned by battery acid and quicklime when hundreds of migrants charged a border fence between Spain and Morocco on Wednesday. One hundred and sixteen out of around 300 migrants made it into Ceuta, Spain’s North African enclave, while Moroccan police were at a prayer ceremony at around 9 a.m.,. Migrants allegedly threw […]

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