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A European human rights watchdog on Thursday slammed living conditions as "horrible" for thousands of asylum seekers in overcrowded Greek camps, including waits spanning several hours for food and toilets and a lack of access to medicine.

Dunja Mijatovic, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, said she had witnessed people queuing for food or to use a bathroom for more than three hours at refugee camps for asylum seekers on two Greek islands.

"The people I have met...

Rasmus Paludan, leader of the immigration-critical Danish party Stram Kurs (“Hard Line”), was evacuated by the police after being attacked with powerful firecrackers during a campaign meeting in the imigrant-dense area of Tingbjerg.

“He was evacuated after holding the demonstration for 20 minutes”, Leif Hansen of the Copenhagen Police told Danish TV2.

As seen in the video provided by the party himself, Paludan's speech is interrupted by powerful bangs. According to an...

An NGO which runs the Mediterranean rescue ship Ocean Viking, with 104 migrants onboard, called on European authorities on Monday to designate a safe disembarkation spot.

French association SOS Mediterranean, along with Doctors without Borders (MSF), said among those aboard the ship are two pregnant women and 41 children younger than 18.

“Their anxiety is growing”, said Jay Berger, MSF’s project coordinator aboard the Ocean Viking. “They’re unsure of what’s going to happen to...

The Trump administration separated 1,556 more immigrant children from their parents at the US-Mexico border than has previously been disclosed to the public, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has said.

The majority of the children are aged 12 and under, including more than 200 considered “tender age” because they are under five years old.

The ACLU said the Justice Department disclosed the final tally – which is in addition to the more than 2,700 children known to have...

Bosnian police could also be seen rounding up migrants and taking them to the nearby notorious Vucjak camp. They were not allowed to stay in the Bosnian town of Bihac.

Elsewhere local security forces took dozens of migrants from a Bihac-bound train and bused them away from the town. But even those who do arrive in the camp face hardship.

Migrants fleeing war, persecution, and poverty are desperate. "I have such a problem, no toilet, no water, please some media, help me," one...

Greek police abandoned plans to settle around 400 migrants in hotels on the seaside village of Vrasna in Macedonia, due to large protests by locals.

Buses carrying the migrants arrived in the area on Tuesday afternoon with the majority from Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan. They were being transferred from the hotspot island of Samos, which currently has an overcrowded camp.

The locals who had been notified of the migrants making their way, blocked the buses with barricades and...

Being run over by a vehicle, beaten while handcuffed, and even threatened with rape they’re all examples of the treatment migrant children and teenagers have said they endured while in the custody of Customs and Border Protection.

Some of the kids claim officers hit them for no reason. One boy said officers accused him of lying about his age and told him he’d be raped by an adult man if he didn’t tell the truth.

The documents, which ACLU of San Diego obtained through a FOIA...

Tucked away in the dense forest of rural Louisiana is a barbed wire-ringed prison that has quickly become a major detention centre for immigrants detained at the border.

The Winn Correctional Center is one of eight Louisiana jails that have started holding asylum seekers and other migrants over the past year, making Louisiana an unlikely epicenter for immigrant detention under President Donald Trump. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it’s now detaining about 8,000 migrants...

Italian officials said at least a dozen other people are still missing.

The boat tipped over in bad weather near the Italian island of Lampedusa.

The UN says more than 1,000 people have died in the Mediterranean so far this year trying to make the perilous journey to Europe.

Italy's coastguard said it had launched a rescue mission late on Sunday after being alerted to an overloaded and badly listing boat about six nautical miles (11km) from Lampedusa.

But as the...

Turkısh Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Tuesday accused Emmanuel Macron of overstepping his bounds after the French leader denounced the erosion of the rule of law under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

EU leaders have repeatedly expressed concern over the gradual breakdown of the rule of law in Turkey after a failed coup in 2016 prompted a brutal crackdown on dissent. Mr Macron criticised the Erdogan’s government’s human rights record during a speech to the Council of Europe,...

The White House late Friday issued a proclamation saying it would deny visas to immigrants who “will financially burden” the U.S. health-care system starting Nov. 3, demanding that foreign nationals prove that they have insurance or are affluent enough to cover their own health-care costs before entering the United States.

The new rule issued at 7 p.m. on a Friday, less than 13 months before Election Day comes as President Trump is facing an impeachment inquiry and intensifying his...

The U.S. government plans to collect the DNA of all migrants detained after entering the country illegally, officials said Wednesday.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is developing a plan to take DNA samples from each of the undocumented immigrants and store it in a national database for criminal DNA profiles, they said.

Speaking to journalists on grounds of anonymity, DHS officials said the new policy would give immigration and border control agents a broader picture...

More than 1,000 people have died trying to cross the Mediterranean this year, the UN has revealed.

UN refugee agency UNHCR said the ‘bleak milestone’ had been reached for the sixth year in a row after a weekend which saw at least 12 migrants killed when their inflatable boat sank off Morocco.

More than half the deaths this year have come on the ‘central Mediterranean’ route towards Italy and Malta.

In fact, that route represents around 68 per cent of the deaths in 2019,...

A five-year-old Afghan boy has died in an accident near the Moria hotspot on the Greek island of Lesvos, local media reports said Tuesday.

The boy was playing inside a cardboard box in the courtyard of a building when a truck ran over him, state broadcaster ERT reported.

Police have arrested the driver.

It is unclear if the boy was a resident of Moria camp.

The Moria Reception and Identification Center on Lesvos Island houses 12,000 refugees in a facility designed...

The Trump administration on Thursday announced it plans to admit the lowest number of refugees in U.S. history over the next 12 months, placing a cap of fewer than 20,000 spots for millions of people around the world displaced by war, ethnic conflict and other forms of persecution.

The U.S. is planning to resettle no more than 18,000 refugees in fiscal year 2020, which begins next month. The new ceiling represents the third consecutive and lowest ever reduction of spots for a refugee...