UN refugee agency urges end to Italy migrant standoff

AP 08/25/2018

ROME — The United Nations’ refugee agency is imploring European Union countries to take responsibility for 150 migrants stranded aboard an Italian coast guard ship and urging Italy to let the migrants off the ship immediately. The…

French cops close down makeshift migrant camp in central Paris

AP 06/04/2018

Paris — French police removed around 500 migrants, mostly Afghans but some Africans, from a makeshift tent encampment in central Paris at dawn Monday. In the operation near Canal Saint Martin, buses transported the migrants to lodgings…

Fire destroys Grande-Synthe migrant camp

04/11/2017

GRANDE-SYNTHE, France — A huge fire, apparently started deliberately, tore through the Grande-Synthe migrant camp near the northern French city of Dunkirk late Monday, reducing it to “a heap of ashes,” the regional chief said. Firefighters said…

Migrants tell their stories on social media site

12/18/2015

London – Migrants around the world are invited to share their life stories in a new social media campaign launched in London on Wednesday by the International Organization for Migration and a British charity. The site iamamigrant.org…

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