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#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.

# migrant-crisis - Friday 4 March, 2016

Calais migrants sew lips shut in protest against destruction of camp

Police moved into the camp again yesterday to demolish the make-shift homes the migrants have been living in.

Smugglers jailed for four years after death of Syrian toddler on beach

A photo of three-year-old Alan Kurdi’s lifeless body on a Turkish beach sent shockwaves around the world last year.

# migrant-crisis - Tuesday 1 March, 2016

Tear gas fired as migrants try to storm Greece-Macedonia border fence

The UN’s rights chief criticised a “rising roar of xenophobia” towards migrants.

# migrant-crisis - Friday 26 February, 2016

Hundreds to be moved as France to begin bulldozing 'The Jungle' migrant camp

Migrants have been offered new accommodation in containers.

# migrant-crisis - Saturday 20 February, 2016

Up to 1,000 migrants and refugees are being kicked out of Jungle camp

Around 20% of those in the camp have until 8pm on Tuesday to leave.

# migrant-crisis - Saturday 30 January, 2016

Pictures: Inside the surreal world of the migrant 'Jungle' at Calais

An entire society has sprung up on the outskirts of the French town, with the refugees living there making the most of the little that they have.

# migrant-crisis - Thursday 28 January, 2016

Sweden to expel up to 80,000 asylum seekers

It’s the latest move by EU states to tighten their borders in the face of the migrant and refugee crisis.