One year after struggling ashore during Southeast Asia’s human-trafficking crisis, hundreds of desperate Rohingya migrants remain in limbo, forgotten footnotes as record numbers worldwide flee violence and persecution
According to the police, the network had successfully sent 12 groups of migrants to Italy, with each passenger paying the smugglers between 4,500 to 7,500 euros
ATHENS, Greece (Mar. 18, 2016) — Six suspected members of a trafficking network were arrested in Greece as they prepared to fly 7 Iraqi migrants to Italy in a light aircraft, Greek police said Thursday.
The migrants who died include 10 children, died on Sunday when the boat carrying them on a bid to reach EU member Greece from Turkey sank in the Aegean in the latest deadly disaster on the route
ISTANBUL, Turkey (Mar. 7, 2016) — Turkish authorities have detained a Turkish boat owner and a suspected people smuggler over the latest sinking of a vessel carrying migrants in the Aegean Sea that left at least 25 dead, reports said on Monday.
The move follows a request this week by alliance members Germany, Greece, and Turkey for assistance in tackling Europe’s biggest migrant crisis since World War II
BRUSSELS, Belgium (Feb. 11, 2016) — NATO launched on Thursday, February 11, an unprecedented naval mission in the Aegean Sea to tackle people smugglers taking migrants and refugees from the Turkish coast, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday.
The EU hit Thailand with a ‘yellow card’ warning last April, threatening to ban all seafood exports unless the military government tackled rampant illegal fishing and labor abuses among its fleets
BANGKOK, Thailand (Feb. 1, 2016)— Thai police said Monday, February 1, over 100 people have been arrested in a crackdown on human trafficking since the European Union threatened to boycott the country’s multi-billion dollar fishing industry over the issue.
EU police agency Europol fears many have been whisked away into sex trafficking rings or the slave trade
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (Feb. 1, 2016) — Over 10,000 unaccompanied migrant children have disappeared in Europe, the EU police agency Europol said on Sunday, January 31, fearing many have been whisked away into sex trafficking rings or the slave trade. Continue reading Over 10000 migrant children missing→
Germany and Turkey have emerged as key players in the biggest migration crisis to rock Europe since World War II
BERLIN, Germany (Jan. 22, 2016) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel will press Turkey to step up to its “key role” in stemming the flow of migrants to Europe, when she hosts Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu for talks Friday, January 22.