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# migrant-crisis - Thursday 3 November, 2016

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”.

# migrant-crisis - Saturday 29 October, 2016

'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.

'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.

# migrant-crisis - Monday 24 October, 2016

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.

# migrant-crisis - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

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.

# migrant-crisis - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

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.

# migrant-crisis - Sunday 2 October, 2016

Hungary expected to reject refugee resettlement as PM accused of mobilising 'fear and hatred'

Voters are being asked to approve the EU’s plan to deal with the migrant crisis.

# migrant-crisis - Wednesday 21 September, 2016

42 people drown after boat carrying 450 migrants capsizes at sea

The vessel overturned off the port city of Rosetta in Egypt, police and health officials said.

# migrant-crisis - Tuesday 13 September, 2016

Dialogue is the only way to deal with the irreligious hatred of Islamic State, says the Dalai Lama

The Buddhist spiritual leader also said Europe should educate for the children of hundreds of thousands of refugees, mainly from the war-torn Middle East, to help them go home rebuild their countries.

# migrant-crisis - Monday 12 September, 2016

'Normal birth in dangerously abnormal conditions': Baby born on rescue vessel in international waters

The baby boy’s mother said she was having contractions for three days on a rubber boat.

# migrant-crisis - Sunday 11 September, 2016

The LÉ James Joyce has rescued another 108 migrants in the Mediterranean

Yesterday the Irish naval vessel oversaw the rescue of almost 2,000 migrants.

# migrant-crisis - Saturday 10 September, 2016

LÉ James Joyce helps to rescue almost 2,000 migrants off the coast of Libya

The rescue, which took place 40 nautical miles north-east of the Libyan capital Tripoli, (about 75 miles, or a third of the way to Malta) followed a request from the Italian Maritime Rescue Co-Ordination Centre.

# migrant-crisis - Friday 9 September, 2016

Refugees in Turkey are to be given debit cards by the EU

They did not give details of how much each card would be worth.

# migrant-crisis - Monday 5 September, 2016

Farmers and truckers blockading Calais in protest at migrant camp "The Jungle"

Around 70 trucks have begun a go-slow on the main motorway into the French port.

# migrant-crisis - Sunday 4 September, 2016

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

A murder investigation in Kildare, Mother Teresa’s sainthood and a stunning win for Tipperary had everyone talking…

Irish Naval Service crew to be given medals for assistance with migrant crisis

The Irish Naval Service has rescued over 11,500 migrants to date.

Exit polls: Germany's anti-migrant populists unseat Merkel's party

The polls opened today, exactly a year after Angela Merkel decided to let tens of thousands of migrants into the country.

# migrant-crisis - Thursday 1 September, 2016

Refugee dies in German shelter after trying to set his wife on fire

The man was known to police.

# migrant-crisis - Monday 29 August, 2016

The LÉ James Joyce has rescued another 617 migrants in the Mediterranean

In one case, it successfully located and rescued 165 migrants from wooden and rubber vessels off the coast of Libya.

# migrant-crisis - Saturday 30 July, 2016

Italy is hoping these new hard-hitting ads will scare migrants off crossing the sea Fair Warning This post contains videos

Italy is hoping these new hard-hitting ads will scare migrants off crossing the sea

The campaign is targeting 15 African countries.

# migrant-crisis - Friday 22 July, 2016

Paris camp housing over 1,000 migrants dismantled by police

It is the 26th such operation this year.

# migrant-crisis - Thursday 21 July, 2016

Irish sailors have rescued 605 people and recovered 16 dead bodies

The LE James Joyce was today tasked to a metal barge crossing the sea.

# migrant-crisis - Monday 18 July, 2016

The world's six richest countries take in just 9% of the world's refugees

Over 65 million people have fled their homes because of conflict, persecution and violence.

# migrant-crisis - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

Tánaiste agrees to allow an extra 260 refugees resettle in Ireland

Some 273 asylum seekers have already arrived here from Lebanon.

# migrant-crisis - Thursday 30 June, 2016

Denmark has confiscated thousands of euros from immigrants under controversial new laws

Police in Copenhagen took the money from two men and three women from Iran.

# migrant-crisis - Wednesday 29 June, 2016

Remains of bodies from migrant boat that drowned 800 to be raised off Italy

Italian PM Matteo Renzi has vowed to give all the victims decent burials.

# migrant-crisis - Thursday 16 June, 2016

Irish naval ship rescues over 100 people from the Mediterranean LE Roisin This post contains images

Irish naval ship rescues over 100 people from the Mediterranean

The bodies of two females were also recovered.

# migrant-crisis - Thursday 9 June, 2016

Police hunting notorious people-smuggler may have had wrong man extradited

Italian prosecutors are investigating the claims that it may be a case of mistaken identity.

# migrant-crisis - Sunday 5 June, 2016

1 gorilla vs 1,000 refugees: 'The death of an animal is sad but the drowning of 1,000 people is sadder'

The gorilla’s death received extensive media coverage worldwide; the deaths of the 1000 migrants, much less so, writes a dismayed Julien Mercille.

# migrant-crisis - Sunday 29 May, 2016

As 40 children die in the Mediterranean, migrants are rescued crossing from France to England

Up to 700 people are believed to have died crossing the Mediterranean this week.

# migrant-crisis - Thursday 26 May, 2016

100 people feared dead after shipwreck off Libya

Around 50 people have been resecued from the water.

# migrant-crisis - Tuesday 10 May, 2016

Powerful video shows child fleeing war-torn England

It is the sequel to a viral video from 2014.

# migrant-crisis - Monday 18 April, 2016

Hundreds of migrants feared drowned after boat capsizes in Mediterranean

Survivors said they were from Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan and Egypt.

# migrant-crisis - Sunday 17 April, 2016

Refugees taken in by the Pope hail the pontiff as a "saviour"

Pope Francis visited the Greek island of Lesbos yesterday.

# migrant-crisis - Monday 11 April, 2016

Police fire tear gas at migrants leaving 260+ injured in border clash

Officials have denied that plastic bullets were used in the clash.

# migrant-crisis - Saturday 9 April, 2016

Pictures: More than 100 migrants have been sent back to Turkey

Yesterday saw the second wave of deportations.

# migrant-crisis - Sunday 27 March, 2016

Pope Francis uses Easter message to hit out at the "rejection" of migrants

The pontiff had also decried what he called Europe’s “indifferent and anaesthetised conscience” over migrants.

# migrant-crisis - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

Plan for Greece to send back illegal migrants under 'one-for-one' deal

The suggestion was made by the Turkish prime minister.

# migrant-crisis - Monday 7 March, 2016

'Mama Merkel' rules out closing the 'Balkan route' to Syrian refugees

A meeting on in Brussels also saw Turkey trying to strongarm the EU.

# migrant-crisis - Sunday 6 March, 2016

Arriving in Europe alone at 17 to work 16-hour shifts and sleep on mattresses

Tens of thousands of unaccompanied Afghan minors sought asylum in Europe last year. Many of them are now spread out in special shelters across the continent.