Human Welfare

Opening door to migrants, some Italians defy government line

Aug 22, 2018

Italy has made headlines recently with racist attacks against blacks and a new government refusing to let aid groups dock with rescued migrants and cutting daily benefits for asylum-seekers

The Latest: Germany says more refugees getting jobs

Aug 21, 2018

Germany's labor agency says efforts to integrate refugees in the country's labor market are progressing well, with more than 300,000 people from eight main countries of origin in work by this spring

New database documents Irish clergy linked to sex abuse

Aug 20, 2018

An international research group is launching a database of Irish clergy accused of sexually abusing children in hopes of pressing Pope Francis to disclose the names of all priests and brothers deemed guilty by the church

Italy threatens to return migrants to Libya in new standoff

Aug 19, 2018

Italy's firebrand interior minister is threatening to return to Libya 177 migrants who have been aboard an Italian coast guard ship for days following another standoff with Malta

Aid groups blame Italy after migrants are sent to Libya

Jul 31, 2018

Italian officials are deflecting responsibility for the return to Libya of 108 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean

Lawyer: Risks rise as filmmaker's hunger strike hits Day 75

Jul 27, 2018

The lawyer for a hunger-striking Ukrainian filmmaker imprisoned in Russia says that the health risks for Oleg Sentsov are rising as the protest enters its 75th day

Ex-official facing trial recognized as refugee in Belarus

Jul 18, 2018

A former Ukrainian defense minister accused of embezzling $2 million has been granted refugee status in neighboring Belarus

19 dead, 25 missing as migrant boat capsizes north of Cyprus

Jul 18, 2018

A Turkish Cypriot official says 19 people drowned when a boat loaded with as many as 150 people believed to be migrants capsized off the northern coast of Cyprus

The Latest: Italy minister vows tough line on migrants

Jul 10, 2018

Italy's hard-line, anti-migrant interior minister has toured a crime-laden migrant shantytown in the southern Calabria region and vowed to enforce only "limited, controlled and qualified" immigration

UN: June saw "exceptional" rate of deaths in sea off Libya

Jul 6, 2018

UN refugee agency officials are decrying a dramatically high death rate for migrants last month who set out in traffickers' boats from Libya

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