In Calais, clashes between migrants and the police

Evacuation of a migrant camp Sunday January 2, 2022, rue du Beau-Marais in Calais. Members of the security forces and migrants had been injured during clashes there three days earlier. JOHAN BEN AZZOUZ / PHOTOPQR / VOICE FROM THE NORTH / MAXPPP A succession of events has witnessed a deleterious context in Calais (Pas-de-Calais) where … Read more

In Greece, migrants and smugglers take more perilous routes

Pope Francis meets migrants during his visit to the Karatepe refugee camp on the island of Lesvos on December 5, 2021. ALESSANDRA TARANTINO / AP Two lifeless bodies were found in the open sea, Wednesday, December 29, by the coast guard near Tinos, an island in the Cyclades archipelago. Several days after the sinking of … Read more

Off Libya, the bodies of 28 migrants recovered after the sinking of their boat

Migrants from Libya about to be disembarked on the Italian island of Lampedusa, July 31, 2020. ALBERTO PIZZOLI / AFP The bodies of twenty-eight migrants were discovered on Saturday, December 25, on the west coast of Libya, after the sinking of their boat, we learned from a security source. “Red Crescent teams recovered twenty-eight bodies … Read more

“Systemic and generalized” violence against migrants at European borders

Spanish army soldiers clash with migrants near the Moroccan-Spanish border in the Spanish enclave of Ceuta on May 18, 2021. BERNAT ARMANGUE / AP Physical and sexual violence, harassment, extortion, theft and the inability to apply for asylum: not only violence at the external and internal borders of the European Union has become “Systemic and … Read more

“Tragedy”. Dozens of migrants killed in a shipwreck in the English Channel

British and French forces are leading area, sea and air searches e British Prime Minister convened the crisis cabinet. Boris Johnson was “shocked, disgusted and deeply saddened” by the death of migrants. The alarm was raised by fishermen early in the afternoon of Wednesday, when they noticed the presence of several people in the water, … Read more

at least twenty-seven migrants died in the sinking of a boat in the English Channel

Migrants disembark from a Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) lifeboat at a beach in Dungeness, on the south-east coast of England, on November 24, 2021, after being rescued while crossing the Handle. On the same day, at least twenty migrants died trying to cross the Channel from Calais to England. BEN STANSALL / AFP The … Read more

Domenico Lucano, the former mayor who had welcomed migrants to his city in Calabria, awaits his appeal trial in Paris

Mimmo Lucano, the former mayor of Riace (Italy), at the job fair in Paris on November 17. LORENZO MELONI FOR “THE WORLD” In the neon lights of a back room of the job market in Paris, adjacent to the amphitheater where his French and Italian expatriate friends gathered for a support evening, the man was … Read more

Anaïs Vogel and Ludovic Holbein suspend a hunger strike of more than a month in support of migrants in Calais

Anaïs Vogel and Ludovic Holbein, hunger strikers in support of migrants in Calais, address the crowd during a rally, on November 13, 2021, in Calais. FRANCOIS LO PRESTI v AFP The two activists from Calais who had been on hunger strike since October 11 in support of migrants announced on Wednesday November 17 the end … Read more

EU announces sanctions on Minsk and asks not to let migrants freeze to death

JN/Agencies Yesterday at 19:00 The head of the European Union (EU) diplomacy warned that the borders of the community space “are not open unlimitedly” across Belarus, announcing new sanctions on Minsk to punish the migratory pressure of the Lukashenko regime. “The borders of the European Union are not open in an unlimited way. Entry into … Read more