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New Italy government lets rescued migrants disembark

New Italy government lets rescued migrants disembark

Italy on Saturday agreed to allow rescue ship Ocean Viking to disembark 82 migrants on southern islands Lampedusa after six days at sea following a European deal to distribute them.

UK intercepts 86 migrants crossing Channel in one day

UK intercepts 86 migrants crossing Channel in one day

British authorities said they intercepted 86 migrants crossing the Channel from France on small boats on Tuesday, thought to be one of the largest number of apprehensions in a single day.

Migrants deplore conditions in new Greek camp

Migrants deplore conditions in new Greek camp

Freshly transferred from a packed camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, some migrants say conditions in their new home on the mainland are even worse.

Greece moves migrants from overcrowded islands to mainland

Greece moves migrants from overcrowded islands to mainland

Greece on Monday began moving asylum seekers from Lesbos in the Aegean islands to the mainland to reduce the pressure on overcrowded camps.

Italian police seize German rescue ship, say migrants to disembark

Italian police seize German rescue ship, say migrants to disembark

Italian police on Monday seized a German migrant rescue ship that had been stranded at sea for a week with more than 100 migrants aboard

Mass arrivals of migrants into Spain's Ceuta, Greek Lesbos island

Mass arrivals of migrants into Spain's Ceuta, Greek Lesbos island

More than 150 migrants forced their way into Spain's overseas territory of Ceuta on Friday, hours after 540 people alighted in Greece as pressure on southern European states continues

Stranded migrants at sea an 'unacceptable situation' says rescuer

Stranded migrants at sea an 'unacceptable situation' says rescuer

The rescue ship Ocean Viking completed a 23-day mission this week, plucking 356 migrants, mainly African, from Libya's perilous waters, after a major stand-off with European nations.

At least 40 migrants feared dead or missing in shipwreck off Libya

At least 40 migrants feared dead or missing in shipwreck off Libya

About 40 people are feared dead or missing after the latest wreck of a boat carrying migrants bound for Europe off the coast of Libya

356 migrants on Ocean Viking rescue ship to disembark in Malta

356 migrants on Ocean Viking rescue ship to disembark in Malta

The 356 migrants stranded on board the Ocean Viking charity rescue ship will be taken to Malta and then all relocated to other European countries, the Maltese government announced on Friday.

Five EU states to take in Open Arms migrants, ending standoff

Five EU states to take in Open Arms migrants, ending standoff

Spain and four other EU states agreed to take in migrants stranded for weeks on the Open Arms rescue ship, EU authorities said on Wednesday, ending a prolonged standoff with the Italian government over their fate.

Thousands of Central American migrants take free rides home courtesy of US government

Thousands of Central American migrants take free rides home courtesy of US government

More than 2,000 Central American migrants seeking to settle in the United States have given up and accepted free rides home under a 10-month-old program

Tensions build on migrant ship off Italy; 10 jump overboard

Tensions build on migrant ship off Italy; 10 jump overboard

Tensions rose on a rescue ship stranded off southern Italy on Tuesday, as 10 of the migrants aboard jumped into the sea and tried to swim ashore