Why the Number of Migrants Crossing the Mediterranean is Falling?

BY THE ECONOMIST Over the past three summers, tens of thousands of migrants piled into boats to make the perilous journey across the Mediterranean. This summer, though, the sea was unusually empty. Since the European Union and Turkey struck a deal in 2016—in effect closing the eastern route to Greece—Italy has been the main destination […]

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Over 700 Migrants Feared Drowned in Ship Wrecks off Libyan Coast

By TesfaNews, Three separate shipwrecks off the Libyan coast in the Mediterranean in recent days are thought to have claimed the lives of more than 700 people, officials from the UN’s refugee agency said. The boats capsized in the waters south of Italy on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday as the migrants were making a perilous […]

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Boat with 400 Ethiopia and Somalia Migrants Capsized

By TesfaNews, More than 400 migrants and refugees from Somalia and Ethiopia are feared to have drowned in the Egyptian shores after the boat they were being transferred to by traffickers capsized in the Mediterranean, survivors say. Somali media reports say that rescue workers have only managed to save 41 of the 500 or so […]

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Italy Convicts Six Eritrean Human Traffickers

By DPA-Correspondent, Six men linked to the tragic migrant sea crossing that ended at Lampedusa island more than two years ago with 366 dead were on Monday convicted in Italy‘s first-ever ruling against members of a human smuggling cartel. The shipwreck on October 3, 2013, was at the time the deadliest in recent Mediterranean history. […]

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Eritrea: Migration and Right of Asylum, Interview with Ambassador Fesshazion Petros

By Marilena Dolce | for EritreaLive The Italian TV show Porta a Porta had a record high audience on 8th September for the presence in the tv studio of the Casamonica heirs, daughter and grandson [of Vittorio Casamonica], who explained the virtues of their deceased relative and its much criticised funeral. The second half of […]

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Refugee Crisis: Brought to you by Western Imperialism

By Andre Vltchek | for RT.com Op-Edge, While Europe is erecting fences, deploying armies and expressing its “concern” about how to deal with the annual influx of some 300,000 asylum seekers, vast areas of the world – namely the Middle East and Africa – are essentially ceasing to exist. For years, I have been witnessing […]

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15,000 Francs Incentives for Eritrean Returnees

By Tages Anzeiger, Fight against the exodus: Eritrea wants to test its returning compatriots. With the capital they should start businesses. Eritreans make by far the largest asylum group in Switzerland. Toni Locher is the Honorary Consul of the State of Eritrea in Switzerland and he knows the situation in the African country. In a […]

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