European mass migration crisis

In this Wednesday, July 17, 2019 frame grab from video, a migrant rests in a detention center in the city of Sabha, which is about 650 kilometers, or 400 miles, south of the capital, Tripoli, Libya. Migrants held at a small, dilapidated detention center in the southern Libyan city of Sabha say they are being neglected by international organizations and often go hungry due to lack of food. (AP Photo)
July 25, 2019 - 1:34 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Up to 150 Europe-bound migrants were missing and feared drowned on Thursday after the boats they were traveling in capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya, the coast guard and the U.N. refugee agency said. A top U.N. official described the shipwreck as "the worst Mediterranean...
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Ursula von der Leyen, left, designated European Commission President and Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, right, shake hands for the media during a news conference in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, July 25, 2019.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
July 25, 2019 - 8:01 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen met with Poland's prime minister Thursday to discuss the executive body's agenda for when she takes the helm later this year, including the sticky points of migration and rule of law. Before the talks Von der Leyen, who...
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July 24, 2019 - 6:14 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Libya's coast guard said Wednesday it intercepted around three dozen Europe-bound migrants off its Mediterranean coast and took them to a detention center that was bombed earlier this month. Spokesman Ayoub Gassim said a rubber boat carrying 38 migrants, mostly Egyptians, was stopped...
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German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, speaks to the media after a meeting on divisive migrant issue in Paris, France, July 22, 2109. European ministers are meeting in Paris in a new step to find an accord on the divisive issue of how to deal with migrants crossing the Mediterranean but, shut out by Italy and unwanted elsewhere, caught in political standoffs. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
July 22, 2019 - 2:17 pm
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron called on Libyan authorities Monday to stop holding transiting refugees in detention camps and said buildings of the United Nations' refugee agency were attacked earlier in the day. Macron did not elaborate on the attacks he said were carried out on...
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July 21, 2019 - 4:10 am
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Refugee swimmer Yusra Mardini knows what she's talking about when it comes to family separation for asylum seekers, having fled her native Syria four years ago. Mardini empathizes with families currently separated along the U.S. southern border. "This is the most...
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Sea-Watch3 German captain Carola Rackete leaves after being questioned in court in the southern Sicilian town of Agrigento, Italy, Thursday, July 18, 2019. Rackete, who forced a government block docking at an Italian port after rescuing migrants, faces questioning by Italian prosecutors over allegedly aiding illegal immigration. (Pasquale Claudio Montana Lampo/ANSA via AP)
July 18, 2019 - 11:38 am
ROME (AP) — A German humanitarian ship captain who eluded an Italian effort to block her from docking at an Italian port with migrants onboard has called for the European Commission to do its best to avoid new political standoffs. Carola Rackete, captain of the Dutch-flagged Sea-Watch 3, was...
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July 18, 2019 - 5:44 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says a van carrying migrants has crashed in eastern Turkey, killing at least four people. Private NTV television said as many as 14 migrants were killed in the accident. Anadolu Agency said the van rolled into a roadside ditch on a highway near...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, May 7, 2019 file photo, a family are transported to a transit zone for asylum seekers by police bus, in Roszke, Hungary. Felipe Gonzalez Morales, the U.N. special rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, said Wednesday July 19, 2019, at the end of a visit to Hungary, that authorities should move families with children awaiting a ruling on their asylum applications from detention in border transit zones to open reception centers. (AP Photo/Pablo Gorondi, File)
July 17, 2019 - 2:06 pm
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary should not allow security concerns to override the human rights of migrants, a U.N. migration expert said Wednesday. Felipe Gonzalez Morales, the U.N. special rapporteur on migrant rights, said that Hungarian authorities should move families with children who are...
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Debris covers the ground and an emergency vehicle after an airstrike at a detention center in Tajoura, east of Tripoli in Libya, Wednesday, July 3, 2019. An airstrike hit the detention center for migrants early Wednesday, killing several. (AP Photo/Hazem Ahmed)
July 16, 2019 - 10:59 am
PARIS (AP) — A Libyan detention center where an airstrike killed more than 50 people two weeks ago is filling with migrants again, and work has resumed at a nearby weapons workshop, despite calls from the United Nations to empty the compound and others like it near the front-lines of the country's...
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In this June 21, 2019, photo, Blaise Matshieba Nduluyele pauses as he speaks outside the Expo Center in Portland, Maine, about the dangerous journey he and his family made in order to seek asylum in the United States. He and his family have been provided temporary shelter in Portland along with hundreds of other African migrants, mostly from Congo and Angola. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
July 16, 2019 - 8:00 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — When an armed conflict erupted in his village in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Blaise Matshieba Nduluyele fled from the carnage. Hundreds of people, including some of his relatives, were slaughtered. Death remained close as his family undertook a grueling journey starting...
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