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Belarus changes tactics on border crisis with Poland

Poland said Belarus changed tactics in the border crisis by now directing smaller groups of people to multiple points along the European Union’s eastern frontier. Though there have been signs of the crisis easing, the defence minister, Mariusz Błaszczak, said he expected the border showdown to continue for some time. Polish border guards reported new […]

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Mexico: Close to 600 migrants from 12 countries crammed in two tractor-trailers rescued

Close to 600 migrants from 12 countries were found crammed in the back of two tractor-trailers in eastern Mexico, the country’s National Migration Institute (INM) said on Saturday. Majority of the migrants were from the neighboring state of Guatemala. The migrants were “crammed” into the trailers of two trucks, according to the local head of […]

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Belarus threatens to cut off gas supplies to Europe over migrant crisis on western border

Belarus’s leader has threatened to cut off gas supplies to Europe if sanctions are imposed over the escalating migrant crisis at the country’s western border. Thousands of people, mostly from Iraq, Syria and Yemen, are at the border with Poland, enduring freezing conditions in the hope of crossing into the EU. European Union officials have […]

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Poland blocks hundreds of migrants at eastern land border with Belarus, deploys 12,000 troops

Poland says it has repelled attempts by migrants to enter the country at its eastern border with Belarus, warning that thousands more were on the way. The Polish government called a crisis meeting on Monday and deployed 12,000 troops to the region. Poland has accused Belarus of pushing the migrants towards the border, describing it […]

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Poland’s parliament votes to build border wall with Belarus to curb migrant influx

Poland’s parliament voted to build a controversial wall on its border with Belarus to block an influx of migrants who are illegally entering Poland. Thousands of people, mostly from the Middle East and Asia have tried to cross Poland’s border in recent months. The EU accuses Belarus’s government of driving the rise, in retaliation for […]

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Spain: Lifeless bodies of migrants wash up on the beaches in Almeria

Bodies of eight migrants washed up on the shores of southern Spain over the past two days. They included three women and a child. “Between Sunday and Tuesday morning, eight bodies were found along the shore … who came from one or more boats,” the Almeria authorities said. The Guardia Civil police were investigating, they […]

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52 people feared killed as boat capsizes near Canary Islands

A woman was the sole survivor after a migrant boat carrying at least 53 people capsized about 220km off the Canary Islands. The woman was spotted in a poor state by a passing merchant ship and emergency services flew her to safety. She was found clinging to an upturned inflatable dinghy. Two bodies were found […]

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Biden Administration: New pictures show US border facility crowded with migrant children

The immigration policy of United States President Joe Biden has draw criticism on Monday after a series of pictures emerged of a crowded detention facility housing migrant children. Representative Henry Cuellar, a Democrat from Texas whose district is on the US-Mexico border, made the pictures public on Monday. The photos show migrant children, who had […]

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Migrant boat capsizes off the coast of Libya, 43 dead

A migrant boat capsized in off the Libyan coast on Tuesday leaving 43 people dead, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and UNHCR said in a statement. This is the first migrant shipwreck of the year 2021, the UNHCR said. The boat left the northwestern Libyan city of Zawya early Tuesday and reportedly capsized a […]

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Greek to send ships to shelter 13,000 migrants stranded in the island of Lesbos after fire destroyed camps

Greece will be sending ships to help thousands of migrants stranded in the island of Lesbos after fire destroyed their overcrowded camp. Families have been sleeping on roads, and in fields and car parks after fleeing Moria camp, where about 13,000 had been living in squalor. A blaze engulfed Moria on Tuesday night before another […]