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Sunday 24 September 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# migrant crisis

This year
Turkey accuses Greece of pushing back boats of migrants after 95 people rescued
Turkey’s latest accusations came just weeks after a fishing trawler carrying hundreds of migrants capsized in Greek waters, leaving at least 82 dead.
'Borders must be managed': How Ireland and the EU are reacting to Europe's latest migrant crisis
A report by
Stephen McDermott
Tensions abound across the continent about how to manage an upsurge in refugees.
Problems managing an upsurge in refugee arrivals are facing European leaders as a whole.
NGOs say that no amount of tough rhetoric or measures will stop people from seeking refuge on the continent.
Explainer: Why have Greece brought a case against Seán Binder and 23 other volunteers?
The case is before the Greek courts this week.
The case is before the Greek courts on the island of Lesbos this week.
The 24 co-accused could face lengthy jail terms if they are found guilty of charges including espionage and criminal membership.
The trial comes after the country's conservative government has vowed to make Greece "less attractive" to migrants.
Greek judge to rule on Friday whether to drop charges against Irish man accused of people smuggling
Seán Binder was arrested on the island of Lesbos in 2018.
'It seems dramatic; most of the time I did f**k all': Kerryman on migrant smuggling trial in Greece
Sean Binder faces trial in Greece this week.
Last year
More than a thousand migrants arrive in Italy within hours, hundreds more rescued off the coast
Between 1 January and 22 July, 34,000 people arrived in Italy by sea.
Authorities face 'difficult process' to identify victims in Texas lorry trailer deaths
Dozens of bodies were discovered in a truck on the outskirts of San Antonio on the US/Mexico border on Monday.
UK says it is ‘pushing ahead’ with Rwanda migrant plan
Home Secretary Priti Patel discussed progress on the agreement in a meeting with Rwandan foreign minister Vincent Biruta.
DUP's Sammy Wilson voices support for UK plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda
Potential asylum seekers arriving across the English Channel on small boats could be sent to Rwanda for processing.
All time
France offers to restart migrant talks if the British get ‘serious’
Interior minister Gerald Darmanin said negotiations can resume ‘very quickly’ if the UK ends the ‘double speak’.
Johnson has 'no regrets' after French fury over migrant plan letter published on Twitter
Johnson last night asked France to take back all migrants who cross the Channel.
Poland says border crisis 'greatest' bid to destabilise Europe since Cold War
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki is visiting the Baltic states to discuss the conflict.
Hundreds of migrants arrive back in Iraq on flight from Belarus
Belarussian officials believe there’s still 7,000 migrants in the country.
Widely criticised trial of Irishman in Greece adjourned, moved to appeals court
Greek authorities have been accused of attempting to discourage humanitarian work by criminalising volunteers.
Human rights organisations have accused Greece of attempting to criminalise aid work for migrants, Michelle Hennessy reports.
A protest in Brussels this week called for authorities to drop the charges.
Belarus airline bans Iraqis, Syrians, Yemenis from incoming Turkey flights
The EU believes it is “seeing progress” on the migrant crisis along the border between Belarus and Poland.
Belarus threatens to cut gas supplies to Europe if EU imposes new sanctions
Pressure is building to address the plight of migrants who are stuck at the Belarus-Poland border in freezing weather.
US special envoy to Haiti resigns over migrant expulsions
Daniel Foote said that he was stepping down immediately ‘with deep disappointment and apologies to those seeking crucial changes’.
Tensions rise between Spain and Morocco over record number of migrants
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
The deal will see more police deployed in the route.
Greece's largest refugee camp destroyed by second fire in a week
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
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
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'
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
The tanker had been heading to Libya.
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.
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.
Cork activist arrested in Greece returns home to Ireland
Sean Binder was arrested in Greece in August.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'Time is running out' - Varadkar joins EU leaders to talk Brexit and migration
Deep divisions are expected to surface over migration.
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.
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.