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Tensions rise between Spain and Morocco over record number of migrants
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Tensions rise between Spain and Morocco over record number of migrants

May 20th 2021, 12:55 PM 15,777 Views 12 Comments

The 8,000 migrants landed on the shores of the Spanish city of Ceuta on the North African Coast and many have since been returned to Morocco.

UK and France sign agreement to curb number of migrants crossing English Channel in boats
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UK and France sign agreement to curb number of migrants crossing English Channel in boats

Nov 29th 2020, 7:19 AM 8,679 Views 0 Comments

The deal will see more police deployed in the route.

Greece's largest refugee camp destroyed by second fire in a week
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Greece's largest refugee camp destroyed by second fire in a week

Sep 10th 2020, 10:58 AM 14,962 Views 28 Comments

The blaze means thousands more refugees are in need of emergency housing.

Opinion: The UK's moral panic over migrants isn’t being treated as a crisis, but as a political opportunity
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Opinion: The UK's moral panic over migrants isn’t being treated as a crisis, but as a political opportunity

Aug 17th 2020, 6:45 AM 21,454 Views 30 Comments

By conjuring the spectre of a national crisis, the right have created the ideal conditions for a reactionary power grab, writes Ash Sarkar.

More than 1,000 people arrive in UK in ten days after crossing English Channel in small boats
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More than 1,000 people arrive in UK in ten days after crossing English Channel in small boats

Aug 15th 2020, 6:08 PM 49,829 Views 47 Comments

1,004 migrants were brought ashore by Border Force between 4 August and 13 August.

TDs say treatment of people at Greek border 'brings shame to the EU'
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TDs say treatment of people at Greek border 'brings shame to the EU'

Updated Mar 5th 2020, 4:40 PM 38,525 Views 87 Comments

Turkey has claimed Greece is using live rounds against people at the border, saying three have been killed.

41 migrants found alive in refrigerated truck in Greece
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41 migrants found alive in refrigerated truck in Greece

Nov 4th 2019, 10:53 PM 38,174 Views 14 Comments

The men and boys found in the truck were mostly in good condition.

Eight arrested in Vietnam over deaths of 39 migrants in truck near London
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Eight arrested in Vietnam over deaths of 39 migrants in truck near London

Nov 4th 2019, 9:30 AM 14,518 Views 0 Comments

It follows a number of arrests in the UK over the incident last month.

'Seeing that little body was unbearable': How Europe is responding to the migrant and refugee crisis
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'Seeing that little body was unbearable': How Europe is responding to the migrant and refugee crisis

Nov 3rd 2019, 10:00 PM 20,243 Views 0 Comments

The recent discovery of 39 bodies in a lorry in Essex has put the crisis back under the spotlight.

The Explainer: Why are people risking their lives to get to Europe?
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The Explainer: Why are people risking their lives to get to Europe?

Nov 1st 2019, 7:30 PM 12,016 Views 0 Comments

We look at the ‘push and pull’ factors and the deadly risks people are forced to take.

Twelve men found alive and 'in good health' in refrigerated truck in Belgium
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Twelve men found alive and 'in good health' in refrigerated truck in Belgium

Oct 30th 2019, 4:33 PM 25,183 Views 0 Comments

The driver called police when he suspected that there were people in his container.

Body of Iraqi man found off Belgium after he tried to swim the English Channel from France
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Body of Iraqi man found off Belgium after he tried to swim the English Channel from France

Aug 27th 2019, 8:46 AM 19,010 Views 72 Comments

The man was wearing a makeshift life jacket made of empty plastic bottles.

Oil tanker hijacked by rescued migrants arrives in Malta after being turned back towards Europe
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Oil tanker hijacked by rescued migrants arrives in Malta after being turned back towards Europe

Mar 28th 2019, 10:35 AM 26,967 Views 52 Comments

The tanker had been heading to Libya.

Ireland to accept migrants from Malta following EU deal to relocate almost 300 people
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Ireland to accept migrants from Malta following EU deal to relocate almost 300 people

Jan 9th 2019, 6:11 PM 23,827 Views 138 Comments

49 migrants stranded at sea for weeks arrived in Malta today following the deal.

This Young Scientist project aims to revolutionise education in refugee camps
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This Young Scientist project aims to revolutionise education in refugee camps

Dec 29th 2018, 6:30 PM 8,113 Views 3 Comments

It consists of solar panels and a lead acid battery from an alarm or car, with a Raspberry Pi – a tiny and cheap computer – to provide processing power.

Cork activist arrested in Greece returns home to Ireland
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Cork activist arrested in Greece returns home to Ireland

Dec 17th 2018, 11:36 AM 21,479 Views 0 Comments

Sean Binder was arrested in Greece in August.

22 killed after vehicle carrying migrants plunges into river bed from highway in Turkey
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22 killed after vehicle carrying migrants plunges into river bed from highway in Turkey

Oct 14th 2018, 11:55 AM 15,479 Views 12 Comments

The nationality of the migrants was not clear, although children are known to be among the dead.

One killed and three injured after Moroccan navy opens fire on speedboat carrying local migrants
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One killed and three injured after Moroccan navy opens fire on speedboat carrying local migrants

Sep 26th 2018, 7:35 AM 16,221 Views 39 Comments

25 people were on the boat, including the people traffickers who were Spanish nationals.

Ireland agrees to take in migrants from boat stranded off Italian coast for almost a week
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Ireland agrees to take in migrants from boat stranded off Italian coast for almost a week

Aug 26th 2018, 2:49 PM 48,213 Views 257 Comments

Italy refused to take in the migrants on Monday because there was no EU commitment to relocate them.

Italy threatens to pull EU funding over migrant boat crisis
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Italy threatens to pull EU funding over migrant boat crisis

Aug 24th 2018, 12:37 PM 14,731 Views 56 Comments

The migrants have been blocked at the Sicilian port of Catania on the Diciotti vessel since Monday.

'Time is running out' - Varadkar joins EU leaders to talk Brexit and migration
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'Time is running out' - Varadkar joins EU leaders to talk Brexit and migration

Jun 28th 2018, 6:52 AM 7,931 Views 36 Comments

Deep divisions are expected to surface over migration.

Young people's welcoming attitude towards refugees 'shows governments are out of touch'
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Young people's welcoming attitude towards refugees 'shows governments are out of touch'

Aug 28th 2017, 2:05 PM 13,757 Views 134 Comments

72.6% of people aged between 18 and 35 would welcome refugees into their countries, according to a World Economic Foundation survey.

The EU is to curb sales of rubber boats to Libya to stop them getting to smugglers
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The EU is to curb sales of rubber boats to Libya to stop them getting to smugglers

Jul 17th 2017, 8:29 PM 11,054 Views 71 Comments

Sales of outboard motors will also be cut back.

Deaths and abuse of migrants 'clearly linked' to EU policies, says Amnesty
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Deaths and abuse of migrants 'clearly linked' to EU policies, says Amnesty

Jul 6th 2017, 7:42 AM 9,192 Views 47 Comments

Italy has recently threatened to close its ports to foreign ships in an effort to force the EU to react.

Italy threatens to close its ports to foreign ships that rescue migrants from the sea
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Italy threatens to close its ports to foreign ships that rescue migrants from the sea

Jun 29th 2017, 8:12 AM 19,444 Views 104 Comments

More than 10,000 people were pulled to safety between Sunday and Tuesday off Libya — including 5,000 on Monday alone.

Irish naval vessel rescues over 180 refugees in the Mediterranean
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Irish naval vessel rescues over 180 refugees in the Mediterranean

Jun 25th 2017, 2:16 PM 9,256 Views 67 Comments

The LÉ Eithne is now enroute to assist in another rescue operation.

This I can carry - Irish exhibit shows the meagre possessions refugees hold following a harrowing journey
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This I can carry - Irish exhibit shows the meagre possessions refugees hold following a harrowing journey

Jun 20th 2017, 6:15 AM 13,121 Views 20 Comments

Dutch-Irish artist Annabel Konig spent a month in the migrant accommodation centres in Athens in early May.

Dramatic video shows migrants rescued from burning boat off coast of Spain
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Dramatic video shows migrants rescued from burning boat off coast of Spain

May 30th 2017, 8:18 AM 11,701 Views 11 Comments

The 34 people were travelling on board a boat that caught fire.

An Irish Naval vessel is heading to the Mediterranean for our seventh migrant rescue mission
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An Irish Naval vessel is heading to the Mediterranean for our seventh migrant rescue mission

May 23rd 2017, 6:30 AM 12,343 Views 87 Comments

The LÉ Eithne was previously deployed to the region in 2015.

Massive arson attack guts French migrant camp
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Massive arson attack guts French migrant camp

Apr 11th 2017, 7:01 AM 11,728 Views 55 Comments

The population of the Grande-Synthe camp has swelled since the destruction last October of the squalid Jungle camp near Calais.

Irish soldiers who served in the Mediterranean to receive extra €15 a day
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Irish soldiers who served in the Mediterranean to receive extra €15 a day

Apr 10th 2017, 9:17 PM 15,119 Views 28 Comments

There had been concerns raised previously about soldiers struggling to travel to work.

What happens to the 12 men and two women found in a truck in Rosslare?
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What happens to the 12 men and two women found in a truck in Rosslare?

Apr 3rd 2017, 8:39 AM 27,523 Views 109 Comments

The Immigration Council of Ireland said this was one example of Europe’s lack of response to the migrant crisis.

Bodies of 74 people wash up on Libyan beach
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Bodies of 74 people wash up on Libyan beach

Feb 21st 2017, 9:00 PM 17,058 Views 61 Comments

Officials said there was no transport available to move the bodies and no cemetery to bury them in.

Nearly 100 people missing, eight dead, after latest migrant boat tragedy off Libyan coast
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Nearly 100 people missing, eight dead, after latest migrant boat tragedy off Libyan coast

Jan 15th 2017, 9:27 AM 10,813 Views 97 Comments

More than 5,000 people died in the Mediterranean last year, the majority of them on the Libya-Italy migrant route.

The first 40 minors coming to Ireland from the Calais migrant camp will be teenage boys
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The first 40 minors coming to Ireland from the Calais migrant camp will be teenage boys

Jan 10th 2017, 4:30 PM 29,831 Views 277 Comments

About 20 of the unaccompanied minors will be coming in the coming weeks.

The number of migrants entering Europe by sea dropped massively in 2016
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The number of migrants entering Europe by sea dropped massively in 2016

Jan 6th 2017, 3:42 PM 8,173 Views 14 Comments

Data from EU border agency Frontex suggests the number of migrants entering Europe via two main routes dropped by two-thirds to 364,000 in 2016.

'They're going to make that journey anyway - the question is can you sit back and watch people lose their lives?'
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'They're going to make that journey anyway - the question is can you sit back and watch people lose their lives?'

Dec 27th 2016, 8:00 PM 9,929 Views 53 Comments

A look at the migrant crisis through the eyes of the Irish defence forces.

Majority of Irish people think we can't cope with planned intake of refugees
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Majority of Irish people think we can't cope with planned intake of refugees

Dec 13th 2016, 10:38 AM 10,475 Views 127 Comments

The government has pledged to resettle 520 refugees here in 2017.

Defence Forces honoured with award for humanitarian and peacekeeping efforts
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Defence Forces honoured with award for humanitarian and peacekeeping efforts

Dec 12th 2016, 10:23 AM 6,351 Views 30 Comments

The Irish force has been involved in the rescue of thousands of migrants.

'I wanted to sweep them up and bring them home': Ministers meet refugees in Greece
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'I wanted to sweep them up and bring them home': Ministers meet refugees in Greece

Dec 12th 2016, 9:57 AM 16,345 Views 164 Comments

Zappone said she wants Ireland to take as many unaccompanied minors from the camps as we can.

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