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Spain rescues close to 600 migrants at sea in one day

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At least 35 minors, including a baby, are among the flow of migrants crossing the Strait of Gibraltar and the Alboran Sea as they fled unrest or poverty in their countries

At least 35 minors, including a baby, are among the flow of migrants crossing the Strait of Gibraltar and the Alboran Sea as they fled unrest or poverty in their countries

MADRID, Spain (Aug. 17, 2017) — Spanish coastguards rescued nearly 600 people from 15 boats and a jet ski on Wednesday, August 16, in the waters between Morocco and Spain, a route increasingly used by migrants trying to reach Europe. Continue reading Spain rescues close to 600 migrants at sea in one day

Britain to start building anti-migrant wall in Calais

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In this file photo, migrants stand near the A16 motorway near the site of the Eurotunnel in Coquelles, near Calais, northern France on January 21, 2016. Philippe Huguen/AFP

The wall, which is expected to cost 2.7 million euros ($3.0 million), will be the latest barrier to go up around Europe as the continent struggles with its biggest migrant influx in decades

LONDON, United Kingdom (Sept. 7, 2016) — Britain is to start building a wall in the northern French port of Calais to stop migrants jumping on trucks, under a deal agreed earlier this year, the interior ministry said on Wednesday, September 7.  Continue reading Britain to start building anti-migrant wall in Calais

Migrants injured in mass brawl at Hungary refugee camp

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HUNGARY MIGRANTS. Migrants among their tents on the Serbian side of the Hungarian-Serbian border near Horgos, Serbia, July 16, 2016. Photo by Edvard Mohar/EPA

A group of around 20 asylum-seekers triggers the violence when they exchanged blows before attacking each other using furniture

BUDAPEST, Hungary (July 18, 2016) — Eight people were hospitalized after a mass brawl involving some 200 migrants broke out at a migrant camp in Hungary on Sunday, July 17, a senior government official said.  Continue reading Migrants injured in mass brawl at Hungary refugee camp

Police chiefs on migrant route announce joint refugee register

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A group of migrants from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan wait to be registered in front of a temporary camp for migrants in the village of Miratovac, on the border between Serbia and Macedonia, close to the south Serbian city of Presevo, Serbia, February 15, 2016. Photo by Djordje Savic/EPA
Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia and Austria will jointly profile and register migrants from war-torn countries and then organize their ‘controlled transport’ through to Austria, Croatia’s police director Vlado Dominic says

ZAGREB, Croatia (Feb. 19, 2016) — The police chiefs of 5 countries on the migrant route through southeast Europe announced an agreement Thursday, February 18, for a joint refugee registration point at the Greek-Macedonian border.

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