The government also has pressed rescue groups to sign on to rules that would forbid them from entering Libyan waters to save migrants without specific authorization and require them to agree that armed Italian judicial authorities may board their ships. Italy is requiring groups operating rescue ships to subscribe to the rules or risk not being allowed to dock in… Continue reading "Doctors Without Borders Suspends Migrant Rescue Patrols Off Libyan Coast"
Category: Middle East and Africa Migrant Crisis
Eight months after the government destroyed a sprawling migrant encampment of about 9,000 migrants at Calais, up to 700 migrants — Eritreans, Ethiopians, Afghans and Pakistanis mostly — are still wandering the area around the Channel Tunnel, sleeping outdoors with no toilets or other facilities. The migrants have made thousands of attempts to enter the tunnel and board trucks bound… Continue reading "France, Facing Criticism, Promises the Bare Essentials for Migrants"