European migrant crisis - updates

Rappler's latest stories on European migrant crisis


Clashes as migrants seek to break through Turkey-Greece border

Mar 04, 2020 - 6:21 PM

The clashes came as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan issues a fresh call to Europe to support the country with a new influx of migrants that have amassed along the Greek border

AT THE BORDER. Migrants hold placards as they demonstrate, waiting at the buffer zone in front of the Pazarkule border crossing to Greece, in Edirne on March 3, 2020. Photo by Bulent Kilic/AFP

No longer just a job: the unlikely crew saving lives in the Med

May 30, 2016 - 8:31 PM

They are unlikely members of the same crew: career seamen for whom it was initially just another job and landlubber humanitarian workers trying to make the world a better place

RESCUED. Migrants protect themselves from the cold with blankets as they wait to arrive in the port of Cagliari, Sardinia, on May 26, 2016 aboard the rescue ship "Aquarius," two day after their rescue off the Libyan coasts. Photo by Gabriel Buoys / AFP

Dignity only in death for migrants at France's Calais 'Jungle'

May 21, 2016 - 8:42 PM

They fled hardship and war only to find misery and squalor but migrants who meet a gruesome end in northern France hoping to reach England are finally getting a touch of dignity in death

THE JUNGLE. Migrants chat outside their tents in the "Jungle", the biggest makeshift camp to spring up along the northern French coast, in the port town of Calais, on March 30, 2016. Photo by Philippe Huguen / AFP

Germany sees more arson fires at refugee centers

May 14, 2016 - 9:45 PM

German authorities report an increase in the number of arson fires at shelters for refugees who flooded Germany last year raising concerns about anti migrant violence

BURNT OUT. This file photo taken on February 21, 2016 shows fire fighters trying to extinguish a fire at a former hotel that was under reconstruction to become a home for asylum seekers on February 21, 2016 in Bautzen east of Dresden, eastern Germany. Photo by Rico Loeb / DPA / AFP

Merkel begins Turkey trip with visit to refugee camp

Apr 23, 2016 - 2:46 PM

3rd UPDATE Many in Europe will also be watching closely to see if the delegation takes a stand against the deterioration of rights in Turkey

MERKEL IN TURKEY. German Chancellor Angela Merkel (C), EU council President Donald Tusk (L) and Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (2-L) visit a refugee camp in Nizip district near Gaziantep, Turkey, on April 23, 2016. Sedat Suna/EPA

Pope brings 12 Syrian refugees to Rome after visit to migrant hotspot

Apr 16, 2016 - 11:48 PM

UPDATED The pope tells reporters that his gesture is a drop in the ocean but hopes that afterwards the ocean will never be the same again

HIS HOLINESS. Pope Francis arrives at the camp for refugees in Moria, Lesbos island, Greece, 16 April 2016, in a trip aimed at supporting refugees and drawing attention to the frontline of Europe's migration crisis. Photo by Orestis Panagiotou / EPA

116 migrants rescued from Mediterranean, 3 with bullet wounds

Apr 16, 2016 - 11:32 PM

A total of 116 migrants are plucked to safety from the Mediterranean three of whom had week old bullet wounds

WAITING. A migrant sits in front of a makeshift accommodation during the dismantling of the southern part of the so-called 'Jungle' migrant camp in Calais, northern France, on March 7, 2016. Photo by Denis Charlet / AFP

Merkel defends contested refugee stance ahead of congress, EU meet

Dec 12, 2015 - 9:56 PM

In an interview with a German newspaper Merkel says that the large movement of refugees can only be resolved through international cooperation

German Chancellor Angela Merkel. File photo by Michael Kappeler/EPA/File

17 children die as refugees brave stormy seas to reach Europe

Oct 30, 2015 - 10:20 PM

At least 17 children drowned after 3 boats sink en route from Turkey to Greece in the latest tragedy to strike migrants braving wintry seas to seek asylum in Europe

SAVED. Syrian Kurdish refugees are rescued by Greek fishermen as the boat they had boarded sinks off the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean sea from Turkey on October 30, 2015. Photo by Aris Messinis / AFP

Germany moves to toughen asylum rules amid record influx

Sep 29, 2015 - 10:41 PM

The German government approves new measures to cope with a record surge in asylum seekers including imposing tougher conditions for migrants from the Balkans

WAITING. A refugee from Afghanistan waits outside the State Office of Health and Social Affairs in Berlin (LAGeSo) where hundreds of migrants wait to receive help from the Berlin administration on September 29, 2015. Photo by Tobias Schwartz / AFP

German intelligence 'concerned' Islamists recruiting refugees

Sep 22, 2015 - 8:29 PM

German intelligence warns that the number of Islamic extremists in the country had increased sharply in recent months expressing serious concerns that they were recruiting among refugees

WAITING. Asylum-seekers wait to register outside the State Office of Health and Social Affairs in Berlin where hundreds of migrants wait to receive help from the Berlin administration on September 18, 2015. Photo by John MacDougall / AFP

Thousands more pour into Austria in deepening refugee crisis

Sep 20, 2015 - 7:26 PM

Crowded aboard buses and trains thousands more migrants flood into Austria from countries unable or unwilling to cope with a desperate human tide fleeing war and poverty for a better life in western Europe

BORDER. Austrian police officers stand by a truck during border controls on the Highway A4 near Nickelsdorf, at the Austrian-Hungarian border, in early hours on September 16, 2015. Photo by Joe Klamar / AFP

Hungary seals border to refugees as Germany slams 'disgraceful' EU

Sep 15, 2015 - 8:40 PM

Hungary effectively seals its border with Serbia to stem the massive influx of refugees as Germany slams the disgraceful refusal of other EU countries to accept more migrants after 22 died in yet another shipwreck

LOCKED OUT. A group of migrants and refugees wait for police formalities after being stopped for crossing illegally close to the Serbian-Hungarian border near Roszke, on September 15, 2015, as a new border protection law is put into place. Photo by Attila Kisbenedek / Agence France-Presse

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