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From TheJournal.ie Body of Iraqi man found off Belgium after he tried to swim the English Channel from France Migrant Crisis

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Oil tanker hijacked by rescued migrants arrives in Malta after being turned back towards Europe Migrant Crisis
From TheJournal.ie Ireland to accept migrants from Malta following EU deal to relocate almost 300 people Migrant Crisis

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

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

From TheJournal.ie This Young Scientist project aims to revolutionise education in refugee camps Migrant Crisis

This Young Scientist project aims to revolutionise education in refugee camps

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.

From TheJournal.ie Cork activist arrested in Greece returns home to Ireland Homecoming

Cork activist arrested in Greece returns home to Ireland

Sean Binder was arrested in Greece in August.

From TheJournal.ie 22 killed after vehicle carrying migrants plunges into river bed from highway in Turkey Migrant Crisis

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

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

From TheJournal.ie One killed and three injured after Moroccan navy opens fire on speedboat carrying local migrants Migrant Crisis

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Ireland agrees to take in migrants from boat stranded off Italian coast for almost a week Migrant Crisis

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Italy threatens to pull EU funding over migrant boat crisis Diciotti

Italy threatens to pull EU funding over migrant boat crisis

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Time is running out' - Varadkar joins EU leaders to talk Brexit and migration Brexit

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

Deep divisions are expected to surface over migration.

From TheJournal.ie Young people's welcoming attitude towards refugees 'shows governments are out of touch' Migrant Crisis

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The EU is to curb sales of rubber boats to Libya to stop them getting to smugglers Migrant Crisis

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

Sales of outboard motors will also be cut back.

From TheJournal.ie Deaths and abuse of migrants 'clearly linked' to EU policies, says Amnesty Migrant Crisis

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Italy threatens to close its ports to foreign ships that rescue migrants from the sea Migrant Crisis

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Irish naval vessel rescues over 180 refugees in the Mediterranean LE Eithne

Irish naval vessel rescues over 180 refugees in the Mediterranean

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

From TheJournal.ie This I can carry - Irish exhibit shows the meagre possessions refugees hold following a harrowing journey Left With Nothing

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Dramatic video shows migrants rescued from burning boat off coast of Spain Overboard This post contains videos

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

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

From TheJournal.ie An Irish Naval vessel is heading to the Mediterranean for our seventh migrant rescue mission LE Eithne

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Massive arson attack guts French migrant camp Grande-Synthe

Massive arson attack guts French migrant camp

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

From TheJournal.ie Irish soldiers who served in the Mediterranean to receive extra €15 a day Migrant Crisis

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

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

From TheJournal.ie What happens to the 12 men and two women found in a truck in Rosslare? Migrant Crisis

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Bodies of 74 people wash up on Libyan beach Migrant Crisis

Bodies of 74 people wash up on Libyan beach

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

From TheJournal.ie Nearly 100 people missing, eight dead, after latest migrant boat tragedy off Libyan coast Migrant Crisis

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The first 40 minors coming to Ireland from the Calais migrant camp will be teenage boys Resettlement

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The number of migrants entering Europe by sea dropped massively in 2016 Migrant Crisis

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

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.

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Majority of Irish people think we can't cope with planned intake of refugees Migrant Crisis

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Defence Forces honoured with award for humanitarian and peacekeeping efforts Peacekeepers

Defence Forces honoured with award for humanitarian and peacekeeping efforts

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

From TheJournal.ie 'I wanted to sweep them up and bring them home': Ministers meet refugees in Greece Asylum

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'The full veil must be banned... wherever legally possible': Merkel wants a burqa ban in Germany Burqa Ban

'The full veil must be banned... wherever legally possible': Merkel wants a burqa ban in Germany

She underlined her support for a proposal by her interior minister to outlaw the full-face burqa Islamic veil in public places.

From TheJournal.ie Hundreds arrested after riot in Bulgaria's largest refugee camp Migrant Crisis

Hundreds arrested after riot in Bulgaria's largest refugee camp

Migrants were protesting a recently imposed ban on leaving the centre pending medical checks.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: How many refugees is Ireland taking in at the moment? Factcheck

FactCheck: How many refugees is Ireland taking in at the moment?

One FactCheck reader was curious about a claim made by Simon Harris last week, so we looked into it.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland is looking to take more refugee children from camps in Greece and Calais Migrant Crisis

Ireland is looking to take more refugee children from camps in Greece and Calais

Children’s Minister Katherine Zappone says Ireland wants to offer “hope” to the unaccompanied children.

From TheJournal.ie Almost 250 migrants, who were forced to sail at gunpoint, feared drowned in Mediterranean Libya

Almost 250 migrants, who were forced to sail at gunpoint, feared drowned in Mediterranean

Many of those who sailed today from Libya are believed to have been forced to do so at gunpoint.

From TheJournal.ie Italy's 'get tough' approach to refugees leading to unlawful expulsions, ill-treatment - report Hotspot

Italy's 'get tough' approach to refugees leading to unlawful expulsions, ill-treatment - report

Amnesty International has released a new report claiming to offer testimonies of abuse and ill-treatment by Italian authorities which “may amount to torture”.

From TheJournal.ie 'Some flee immediately': Migrants pretending to be children to get into Ireland Migrant Crisis

'Some flee immediately': Migrants pretending to be children to get into Ireland

So far this year, Tusla has received 97 referrals into its team for separated children seeking asylum.

From TheJournal.ie 'We will not tolerate other camps': Hollande hails 'Jungle' clear-out as a success Migrant Crisis

'We will not tolerate other camps': Hollande hails 'Jungle' clear-out as a success

The French president said there were no incidents “from start to finish”, when police moved in to evacuate people from the camp.

From TheJournal.ie French police on standby as migrants start evacuating Calais 'Jungle' camp Refugees This post contains videos

French police on standby as migrants start evacuating Calais 'Jungle' camp

Camp residents have begun arriving at designated spots to be bussed to French reception centres.

From TheJournal.ie A three-year-old girl and four other people have been found inside a shipping container in Wexford Rosslare

A three-year-old girl and four other people have been found inside a shipping container in Wexford

The migrants were found inside a unaccompanied container from Cherbourg on the Irish Ferries Oscar Wilde ship.

From TheJournal.ie Irish navy rescues 220 people from the Mediterranean Migrant Crisis

Irish navy rescues 220 people from the Mediterranean

They were taken aboard the LÉ Samuel Beckett, where they received food, water and medical treatment where required.

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