Human Welfare

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

EU moves on migrant plans, while 100 reported missing at sea

Jun 29, 2018

EU leaders draw up new plans to screen migrants in North Africa for eligibility to enter Europe, claiming to have set aside major differences over how to stem the flow of those seeking better lives

Italian minister emboldened by Libya visit, migration curbs

Jun 25, 2018

Italy's populist interior minister has returned from a quick trip to Libya expressing confidence in his decision to close Italian ports to migrants

The Latest: No decisions at 'frank and open' migration talks

Jun 24, 2018

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez says emergency talks European leaders held on migration didn't yield any decisions but that the participants agreed they need to work together on the politically fraught issue

Mini-migration summit: EU nations try to resolve differences

Jun 24, 2018

The leaders of Germany, France and about a dozen other European Union nations are converging on Brussels for an afternoon of informal talks on differences over migrant ahead of a full EU summit that starts next Thursday

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