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Spain saves 26 migrants from sinking boat in Mediterranean

Spain’s maritime rescue service says it has saved 26 migrants, including one pregnant woman, from a boat that was taking on water as it tried to reach the European coast during the night. The migrants were 15 miles southwest of the Atlantic coastal town of Barbate, which lies between Cadiz …

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African Migrants Trying To Reach Europe Sold As ‘Slaves’ For $200 In Libya

African migrants trying to reach Europe are being sold into slavery in Libya, including for sex, for as little as $200, international monitors said Tuesday, citing testimony from victims. Having paid human traffickers in the hope of finding a better life many instead were held hostage and their families extorted …

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4-Day-Old Nigerian Baby Rescued With Other Migrants At The Mediterranean Sea

A four-day-old baby was among nearly 500 migrants rescued trying to cross the Mediterranean on Saturday. The newborn girl was travelling on one of two rubber boats bound for Italy carrying more than 200 migrants from Africa, the Middle East and Asia. They were spotted by search and rescue ships …

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146 migrants feared missing after boat capsizes in Med

About 146 migrants are feared missing after their boat capsized after leaving Libya, according to a Gambian man who was rescued following the disaster, the United Nations’ refugee agency said on Wednesday. The man was rescued by a Spanish military ship participating in the EU’s “Operation Sophia” to crack down …

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Austria doubles migrants’ repatriation payment to 1,000 euro

Austria’s interior minister is doubling the payment for some migrants who voluntarily return to their home countries to 1,000 euros ($1,080.) Wolfgang Sobotka says the added financial incentive is part of plans to repatriate 50,000 migrants who do not qualify for at least temporary residence by 2019. Other officials speaking …

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Egypt: Cairo conference aims to combat illegal migration

Developing awareness programs to tackle migration was the main agenda at a conference held in Cairo on Thursday . Delegates and officials launched a 10-year project called Preventing and Responding to Illegal Migration in Egypt (PRIME), which will be executed by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and will look …

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