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An informal refugee camp in Rome which opened at the height of the crisis in 2015 was evacuated on Novermber 13, sending several vulnerable people onto the streets as winter sets in.

Located in an empty car park near one of Rome's main train stations, the Baobab camp would normally host around 300 people, mostly transiting for a few days or months. 

While the eviction had been expected for weeks, around 150 people were still at the camp on Tuesday morning when police vans...

Sweden has prolonged internal border controls with Germany and Denmark for a further three months over security concerns, the Swedish Justice Ministry said on November 8.

The ministry cited a persisting threat to domestic security and similar decisions by other EU members. In August, Sweden said that EU’s porous frontiers allowed potential terrorists to slip into the country.

Internal border checks were brought back in 2015, with EU’s permission, to get a grip on migrant...

“Greece should take urgent steps and adopt long-term policies to improve the reception and integration of migrants and to reverse the adverse effects of austerity measures on access to health care and education”, says Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović, publishing the report on her visit to Greece carried out in June.

The Commissioner warns that despite the commendable efforts made by Greece’s people and authorities to welcome migrants, the reception...

U.S. troops, along with Customs and Border Protection officers, have been working to secure sections of the Texas-Mexico border, in part by laying down barbed-wire fencing, as new photos show.

The protection reportedly includes roughly 1,000 feet of fencing along the Rio Grande.

The barrier was installed near the Hidalgo Texas Port of Entry, underneath the McAllen-Hidalgo International Bridge, which crosses the river from Texas into Mexico. A Border Patrol spokesperson said the...

Officers in the city of Mainz have been criticized for moving the sick woman from her hospital bed during the night. The hospital has disputed claims from city authorities that they had given permission to move her.

A dozen activists groups and NGOs condemned police in the German city of Mainz on Friday following revelations that a pregnant Iranian woman was ripped from her hospital bed in the middle of the night because of a deportation order.

The signatories describe...

Around 250 people in Lausanne have demonstrated against the begging ban in canton Vaud, western Switzerland, which came into force on Thursday. Beggars now face being fined CHF50-100 ($50-100).

“Begging is not a crime”, was the slogan of the rally. Ada Marra, a parliamentarian for the leftwing Social Democratic Party, regretted in a speech that the “protection of the weakest was no longer guaranteed” and that the “poorest would now be criminalised”.

Until now, begging in...

The Morrison government is insisting none of the children or their families transferred from Nauru to Australia in recent weeks will be allowed to stay in Australia. 

Home Affairs minister Peter Dutton confirmed the children were only being transferred to Australia for temporary medical care and would not be allowed to stay.

That's in line with a long-held policy, also supported by Labor, that no asylum seekers who come by boat will ever be granted permanent residency. 

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President Donald Trump says the military should treat rocks thrown by Central American migrants as rifles.

President Donald Trump on November 1 warned that soldiers deployed to the Mexican border could shoot Central American migrants who throw stones at them while attempting to cross into the United States. 

Trump told journalists at the White House that a group of several thousand migrants attempting to walk from Central America through Mexico had thrown rocks "viciously and...

As global migration has soared to record highs, far less visible has been its toll: The tens of thousands of people who die or simply disappear during their journeys, never to be seen again. A growing number of migrants have drowned, died in deserts or fallen prey to traffickers, leaving their families to wonder what on earth happened to them. At the same time, anonymous bodies are filling cemeteries around the world.

In most cases, nobody is keeping track: Barely counted in life,...

The Austrian government said on October 31 that it won’t sign a global compact to promote safe and orderly migration, citing concerns about national sovereignty as it joined neighboring Hungary in shunning the agreement.

Conservative Chancellor Sebastian Kurz took office last December in a coalition with the nationalist, anti-migration Freedom Party. Austria currently holds the European Union’s rotating presidency, and Kurz has made curbing unregulated migration a priority.

The...

Hungary's supreme court has acquitted a camerawoman who was filmed tripping and kicking migrants at the border in 2015.

Petra Laszlo had been sentenced to three years' probation for her actions by a lower court.

But the country's top court ruled on Tuesday that she should have been charged with a misdemeanour not a criminal offence, and cleared her.

It said that her actions - which attracted international attention - were "morally incorrect and illicit".

But, it...

Donald Trump is to deploy more than 5,200 troops to the border with Mexicoin what a rights organisation described as an abuse of the military to “further his anti-immigrant agenda of fear and division”.

On October 29 he warned that the military would be waiting. “Many Gang Members and some very bad people are mixed into the Caravan heading to our Southern Border,” Trump tweeted. “Please go back, you will not be admitted into the United States unless you go through the legal process....

Spain's maritime rescue service says a baby has died despite efforts by rescuers to save it after a small boat carrying migrants sunk in the Mediterranean Sea. The death came as over 500 others were rescued.

The service says on October 28 that the bottom of the rubber boat gave out, tossing 56 migrants into the water when its rescue craft reached it Saturday east of the Strait of Gibraltar. Rescue workers were able to save 55 men, women and children, but could not reanimate the baby...

With less than two weeks before the midterm elections, the Pentagon is preparing to deploy at least 800 troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to confront a migrant caravan that President Donald Trump has described as a “national emergency,” said administration officials.

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis may sign an order mobilizing those troops as early as on October 25, according to two administration officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity. They said the number of troops will range...

“I sleep here.” 21-year-old Ahmad points to a grubby blanket on a patch of soil beneath an apartment block in northern Paris. It’s 3am in October but the Afghan national wears only a T-shirt. His arm bears a small bullet wound, and a cluster of self-inflicted slashes cover both wrists.

“I got a letter saying if I find you anywhere in Afghanistan, I will shoot you directly like your father,” he says in perfect English, sweeping back an overgrown fringe. “I said to my mother, ‘Goodbye,...