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Doctors Without Borders suspends migrant rescues in the Mediterranean

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on Saturday it was suspending its migrant rescues in the Mediterranean because it felt threatened by the Libyan coastguard and the Italian government’s policies have made its job harder. The aid group’s decision is the latest development in mounting tensions between Rome and NGOs as migration …

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African Migrants Rejoice After Passing Border Between Spain And Morocco

More than 180 migrants have stormed a border between Morocco and the Spanish territory of Ceuta, it has emerged. Security guards were unable to stop the refugees as they ran through the enclave’s check point in the early hours of this morning. Footage of the incident broadcast on local television …

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Migrants rescued crossing Sahara desert

Twenty-three west African migrants, including a seven-year-old girl, were found alive after being abandoned in the depths of the Sahara, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Tuesday An IOM worker said that the migrants were found some 300km from the Niger city of Agadez, a key hub on …

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Two hundred migrants rescued off Spanish coast

More than 200 migrants found drifting in six dinghies off Spain’s southern coast were rescued on Saturday, the maritime rescue service said. Three boats were rescued in the Strait of Gibraltar and the rest off the coast of Almeria in southern Spain, adding to a lengthening list of such operations …

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Niger army rescues 92 migrants in Sahara Desert

Troops in northern Niger have rescued nearly 100 migrants who were on the brink of death in the Sahara Desert, an army statement has said. Traffickers abandoned the group, which included women and children, without water and food, it added. One child is reported to have died, but there is …

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EU reviews Libyan naval equipment request

The EU said on Thursday it is reviewing a Libyan request for naval equipment to help control migrant flows as doubts grow about the effectiveness of the plan. The European Union launched its own Operation Sophia in 2015 to crack down on people smugglers based in Libya who ship desperate …

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