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UN: 466 billion migrants’ remittances triple global development aid in 2017

UN statistics indicate that migrants from developing countries sent home 466 billion dollars in 2017, tripling the amount sent globally for development aid

UNHCR: 73,400 African refugees given citizenship of host countries in 2017

No fewer than 73,400 African refugees were given right to citizenship by their host countries in 2018, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugee (UNHCR) has said.
A group of Central American migrants -mostly from Honduras- get over a fence as they try to reach the US-Mexico border near the El Chaparral border crossing in Tijuana, Baja California State, Mexico, on November 25, 2018. - Hundreds of migrants attempted to storm a border fence separating Mexico from the US on Sunday amid mounting fears they will be kept in Mexico while their applications for a asylum are processed. An AFP photographer said the migrants broke away from a peaceful march at a border bridge and tried to climb over a metal border barrier in the attempt to enter the United States. (Photo by Pedro PARDO / AFP)

US agents fire tear gas at migrants trying to cross from Mexico

US agents fired tear gas at hundreds of Central American migrants that climbed over a fence and attempted to rush the border from Tijuana, Mexico into the United States on Sunday.
Two of the five were suffering from hypothermia when they were rescued just offshore about 15 kilometres (nine miles) west of the port of Calais, they said. Photo- Wikipedia

French authorities pick up five migrants in Channel

Five migrants attempting to cross the Channel to England in a small inflatable boat were picked up Saturday off the north coast of France, local authorities said.
UNHCR's Representative to Libya, Roberto Mignone

UN urges end to detention of asylum seekers in Libya

UN agencies have denounced the dangers faced by migrants and asylum seekers in Libya, calling for an end to their detention.

22 migrants missing off Morocco after boat capsizes

Twenty-two migrants have gone missing in the waters off Morocco’s Atlantic coast after their boat capsized, state news agency MAP reported Sunday.

Two migrants dead, eight missing off Italy

The bodies of two migrants have been recovered off the coast of Italy’s Sardinia, with eight others reported missing, emergency services said on Saturday.

Boat with 15 migrants sinks off Turkey’s Aegean coast

A boat carrying 15 migrants sank off Turkey’s Western Coast in the Aegean Sea, the Turkish Coastguard said on Monday as the search was going on for survivors.
People, including employees of the country's social and reception centers and members of anti-racism associations, march against the government's social politics, its recent decree restricting the right to asylum, and against racism on November 10, 2018 in downtown Rome. Alberto PIZZOLI / AFP

Thousands protest in Rome over Italy’s ‘anti-migrant’ decree

Several thousand protesters rallied in Rome on Saturday to protest against what they criticised as unfair anti-migrant policies promoted by far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini.

Morocco imposes online entry permit rule for African travellers

Morocco has imposed a new rule requiring African migrants to fill out an online travel form for approval at least 96 hours before leaving home.

UN launches radio talk to educate Nigeria’s illegal migrants

The UN migration agency has launched a radio series in Nigeria to sensitise vulnerable people seeking to pursue economic opportunities abroad on the perils of irregular migration.
Melilla migrant

Spain returns migrants to Morocco after storming of Melilla enclave

Spain sent 55 migrants back to Morocco on Monday a day after they forced their way into the Spanish territory of Melilla during an assault on the border in which two migrants died and 19 were injured.

Two children die after migrant boat sinks off western Turkey

Two children died after a boat carrying migrants sank just 50 meters off Turkey’s western coast near Bodrum on Monday, the coastguard said.

Angola says 380,000 illegal migrants exit in weeks

About 380,000 illegal migrants, mostly from the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo, have left Angola in less than a month during a massive operation targeting diamond smuggling, a minister said Saturday.
President Donald Trump has been a long-time climate change denier, suggesting that the concept was “created by and for the Chinese in order to make US manufacturing non-competitive.”

Donald Trump threatens to cut aid to Honduras over immigrants

U.S. President, Donald Trump, on Tuesday threatened to withdraw funding and aid from Honduras, if the country fails to stop a caravan of people that is heading to the United States.

Report: UN urges Algeria to stop expelling migrants

Algeria must immediately stop collective expulsions of African migrants across its border with Niger, a UN report said, after rights groups accused Algiers of rounding up and expelling thousands of people to the desert.

60 migrants feared drowned as boat capsizes

A small boat carrying migrants has capsized off Guinea-Bissau, a port official said, adding that the vessel may have had more than 60 people on board when it set off.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel gestures during a joint press conference with the Croatian Prime Minister in Berlin on August 28, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - Tobias SCHWARZ

Germany eases immigration rules to attract foreign job seekers

Worker-starved Germany will ease immigration rules to attract foreign job seekers, including giving well-integrated irregular migrants in employment a shot at staying, ministers said Tuesday.

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