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After Calais, France clears Paris migrant camp

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CLEARING. Migrants carry a tent across a migrant tent camp in Paris on November 3, 2016, near to the Stalingrad metro station, one of several camps sprouting up around the French capital. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

We’ve got to grips with this issue. Their conditions were disgraceful, unbearable,’ says Prime Minister Manuel Valls

PARIS, France (Nov. 5, 2016) — Hundreds of French police cleared a huge migrant camp in northeast Paris on Friday, November 4, in a fresh sign of the government’s determination to take refugees off the streets and into shelters.  Continue reading After Calais, France clears Paris migrant camp

France to move migrant youths from razed ‘Jungle’ camp

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A migrant walks in the ‘Jungle’ migrant camp, in Calais, northern France, on November 1, 2016, a day after a massive operation to clear the squalid settlement where 6,000-8,000 people have been living in dire conditions. Philippe Huguen/AFP

The minors have been awaiting news of their transfer to Britain or alternative housing in France, with their fate a source of enduring tension between London and Paris

CALAIS, France (Nov. 2, 2016) — Around 1,500 unaccompanied minors living near the demolished “Jungle” migrant camp in Calais will be moved to reception centers around France starting on Wednesday, November 2, authorities said.  Continue reading France to move migrant youths from razed ‘Jungle’ camp

One Of The Last Remaining Routes To Europe For Refugees Is Also One Of The Deadliest

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Migrants, most of them from Eritrea, jump into the water from a crowded wooden boat as they are helped by members of an NGO during a rescue operation at the Mediterranean sea, about 13 miles north of Sabratha, Libya, Monday, Aug. 29, 2016. Thousands of migrants and refugees were rescued Monday morning from more than 20 boats by members of Proactiva Open Arms NGO before transferring them to the Italian cost guards and others NGO vessels operating at the zone.(AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Rescuers are feeling powerless in the face of mounting challenges

October 27, 2016 — The stretch of the Mediterranean Sea separating Libya from southern Italy has become a death trap for some of the world’s most vulnerable people.  Continue reading One Of The Last Remaining Routes To Europe For Refugees Is Also One Of The Deadliest

Dignity only in death for migrants at France’s Calais ‘Jungle’

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THE JUNGLE. Migrants chat outside their tents in the “Jungle”, the biggest makeshift camp to spring up along the northern French coast, in the port town of Calais, on March 30, 2016. Photo by Philippe Huguen / AFP

They fled hardship and war only to find misery and squalor, but migrants who meet a gruesome end in northern France hoping to reach England are finally getting a touch of dignity in death

CALAIS, France (May 22, 2016) — They fled hardship and war only to find misery and squalor, but migrants who met a gruesome end in northern France hoping to reach England are finally getting a touch of dignity in death. Continue reading Dignity only in death for migrants at France’s Calais ‘Jungle’

Pope brings 12 Syrian refugees to Rome after visit to migrant hotspot

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HIS HOLINESS. Pope Francis arrives at the camp for refugees in Moria, Lesbos island, Greece, 16 April 2016, in a trip aimed at supporting refugees and drawing attention to the frontline of Europe’s migration crisis. Photo by Orestis Panagiotou / EPA
The pope tells reporters that his gesture is ‘a drop in the ocean’ but hopes that afterwards, ‘the ocean will never be the same again’

ROME, Italy (UPDATED) – Declaring “we are all migrants,” Pope Francis visited the Greek island of Lesbos on Saturday, April 16, with a message of hope for those seeking asylum in Europe, 12 of whom he took home with him to the Vatican.

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Migrants try to storm Greece-Macedonia border fence

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CRISIS. A Syrian refugee leans against the fence as she waits for the opening of the border to cross into Macedonia, at the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni on February 28, 2016. Photo by Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP
‘When one insists on his border, the other suffers. That’s not my Europe,’ says Germany’s Angela Merkel, lashing out at Austria and Balkan states for introducing tight limits on migrant entries

IDOMENI, Greece (Mar. 1, 2016) — Hundreds of refugees on Monday, February 29, tried to break through a border fence into Macedonia from Greece, where more than 7,000 people are Continue reading Migrants try to storm Greece-Macedonia border fence

Europe has ‘completely failed’ in migrant crisis

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FAILURE IN RESPONSE? In this file photo, migrants from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan rest on the ground while waiting to be registered in the registration camp in the south Serbian city of Presevo, Serbia, February 1, 2016. File photo by Djordje Savic/EPA
‘Regarding registration and sharing [of refugees], European cooperation and solidarity have completely failed,’ says UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi

BERLIN, Germany (Feb. 19, 2016) — Europe has “completely failed” in its response to the migrant crisis, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said in a German newspaper interview.

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