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UK police make new arrest in Vietnamese migrants case

Nov 22, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Essex Police says a 23-year-old man from Northern Ireland had been held on suspicion of conspiracy to traffic people and conspiracy to assist unlawful immigration

MIGRANT DEATHS. A police officer secures the cordon at at the scene where a lorry, believed to have originated from Bulgaria, and found to be containing 39 dead bodies, was discovered at Waterglade Industrial Park in Grays, east of London, on October 23, 2019. File photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Bulgaria charges 3 after deadly migrant crash

Jun 08, 2017 - 9:14 PM

Bulgarian authorities seek assistance from the embassies of the countries of the victims to identify them None of the migrants had identity documents

44 migrants, including babies, die of 'thirst' in Niger desert

Jun 01, 2017 - 11:15 PM

A security source who asked not to be named says the sub Saharan migrants including babies and women died of thirst because their vehicle broke down

Global migrant deaths up 20% – IOM

Oct 28, 2016 - 9:12 PM

In total 5 238 people have perished since January 1 or 951 more than at the same point in 2015 the Geneva based IOM says in a statement

MIGRANTS. This handout picture taken and released by the Italian Red Cross on October 22, 2016 shows migrants landing in Vibo Marina, after a rescue operation in the Mediterranean Sea. Photo by yara Nardi/ ITALIAN RED CROSS/ AFP

25 people found dead in Mediterranean migrant boat horror

Oct 26, 2016 - 9:31 PM

UPDATED The find adds to the grim evidence of the hazards of crossing the Mediterranean – a journey that the UN said Wednesday has claimed more than 3 800 lives so far this year a record

24 dead, including 10 children, in Greek migrant boat sinking – coastguard

Jan 28, 2016 - 8:33 PM

Eleven people from a dinghy carrying 45 people are still listed as missing following the latest tragedy involving overladen migrant boats crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey to Greece


14 dead in two deadly migrant bus crashes in Turkey – report

Jan 09, 2016 - 6:06 PM

Turkey home to some 2 2 million refugees from Syria s civil war is a hub for migrants seeking to reach Europe many of whom pay people smugglers thousands of dollars for the risky crossing

3 children among new migrant deaths in Aegean

Oct 17, 2015 - 4:36 PM

Nearly 300 people trying to escape conflict and poverty in their home countries have died in the Aegean Sea this year

MIGRANT DEATHS. A Greek coast guard diver carries the body of a refugee child at a beach of Lesvos (Lesbos) on October 15, 2015. Photo by Yorgos Papadopoulos/EPA

Bodies of 35 more Indonesian migrants who drowned at sea found

Sep 06, 2015 - 2:56 PM

The death toll is now at 50 from the boat that sank 3 days ago while one survivor was recovered

At least 20 migrants found dead in truck on Austria highway

Aug 27, 2015 - 9:15 PM

Between 20 and 50 bodies are found in an emergency lane off the highway near the border with Hungary

UN rights chief slams indifference over migrant deaths at sea

Dec 10, 2014 - 11:15 PM

The lack of concern that we see in many countries for the suffering and exploitation of such desperate people is deeply shocking says UN High Commissioner Zeid Ra ad Al Hussein

BOAT MIGRANTS. Crew members in protective suits give out instructions to illegal migrants of sub-Saharan origin after they were rescued on 7 September 2014, as part of the Mare Nostrum operation that Italy launched after some 400 migrants died in two separate boat disasters in October 2013. Photo by Giuseppe Lami/EPA