Migrant deaths
Migrant deaths Over 2,500 migrants died or went missing while trying to reach Europe via the Mediterranean this year: UNHCR

The land routes taken by migrants through Sub-Saharan Africa and the sea crossing points in Libya and Tunisia are also extremely dangerous due to wars and local conflicts. Those who survive the perilous sea crossing often face harassment by a web of agencies in European countries

Migrant deaths Libya Tunisia At least 27 migrants expelled from Tunisia found dead in Libyan desert

Xenophobic violence against Sub-Saharan migrants in Tunisia has skyrocketed following the president’s comments that their presence is unwanted

Migrant boat capsizes Greece At least 79 migrants dead and hundreds missing after boat sinks off Greece coast 

The number of dead is expected to rise as rescue operations are still ongoing. The ship had an estimated 500 to 700 migrants, mostly from West Asian and Northern Africa countries

Migrant boats capsize Libya At least 57 migrants dead after two boats capsize off Libya coast 

The first quarter of this year has been the deadliest since 2017 for migrants trying to cross over to Europe through the Central Mediterranean

Migrant deaths First quarter of 2023 deadliest for migrants crossing central Mediterranean since 2017: UN report

The report also notes that delays by countries in launching Search and Rescue (SAR) operations and hindrances caused by them to private rescue operations were responsible for the deaths of over 200 people

Migrant deaths off Tunisia coast At least 14 migrants killed as their boats sink off Tunisian coast 

Most occupants of the twin boats that sank were migrants from Sub-Saharan Africa, who are facing rising racism in Tunisia following the government’s crackdown against their presence in the country 

Asylum seekers deaths Anger grows over anti-asylum measures after shipwreck kills 62 off Italian coast

Dozens are still missing after a boat believed to be carrying up to 200 asylum seekers sank near the region of Calabria on February 26. As the death toll rose on Monday, NGOs slammed Europe’s harsh anti-asylum policies for endangering people who were already vulnerable 

Report finds 193 million people faced acute food insecurity in 2021 and other stories

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UK’s anti-refugee immigration bill rejected in House of Lords again and other stories

Today we look at rising deaths of asylum seekers in the Mediterranean, the conviction of Burkinabe officials in the killing of Thomas Sankara, and more

Global Migration Indicators report summarizes 2020 for migrants across the world

The Global Migration Indicators report by the International Organization for Migration is here, with an update on how COVID-19 affected migration around the world.

2021 sees drastic rise in migrant deaths, detentions off Libyan coast and other stories

Today we look at migrant deaths and detentions in the Mediterranean Sea, repression of Palestinian prisoners protesting Israeli violence, and more

Hundreds killed in wave of attacks in Sudan’s Darfur region and other stories

Today we look at recent armed violence in Sudan’s Darfur region, an agreement between a migrant caravan and the Mexican government, and more