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Ethiopia migrants recall nightmare when 64 died in a metal container

15 May 2020, 12:36 PM

Silence gradually replaced the screams around Dejene Degefa as his fellow travelers suffocated one by one inside a locked metal container. He struggled to stay conscious but finally passed out, only waking to the sounds of rescue.

African migrants in Morocco wait for aid as coronavirus bites

5 April 2020, 12:00 AM

Thousands of African migrants without revenue during Morocco’s coronavirus lockdown could run out of money for food and essentials, and rights groups have urged the government to offer them the same cash help it has promised to citizens.

Greece blocks 35 000 migrants, plans to deport arrivals after 1 March

5 March 2020, 4:41 PM

Greece has repulsed nearly 35 000 migrants trying to cross onto its territory illegally since Turkey opened its border nearly a week ago, government sources said on Thursday, as it prepares to deport hundreds of others who made it through.

Migrants head to Greece as Turkey opens floodgates

1 March 2020, 4:41 PM

Greece placed its borders on maximum security footing on Sunday after hundreds of migrants used porous crossing points to enter the country from Turkey, with thousands behind them seeking entry after Ankara relaxed curbs on their movement.

Pope defends migrants, calls for peace in Christmas message

25 December 2019, 2:57 PM

Pope Francis urged the world to let the light of Christmas pierce the “darkness in human hearts” that leads to religious persecution, social injustice, armed conflicts and fear of migrants.



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