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

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

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

Austria rejects ‘absurd’ criticism on migrants policy

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HOLDING THE LINE. Workers take meassurements of a near finished section of a 3,7 km long fence at a border crossing between Austria and Slovenia at Spielfeld, Austria on December 9, 2015. Photo by Joe Klamar / AFP

Austria’s government hits back at “absurd” criticism of its tougher migrants policy, after coming under fire from Germany and Greece, where a bottleneck is building due to Vienna’s measures

VIENNA, Austria (Mar. 1, 2016) — Austria’s government hit back on Monday, February 29, at “absurd” criticism of its tougher migrants policy, after coming under fire from Germany and Greece where a bottleneck is building due to Vienna’s measures.

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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