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French maritime patrol say it acted "on several reports of small boats of migrants in difficulty in the straights" off Calais

British interior minister Priti Patel deplored the number of migrants crossing into the UK from France.

UK seeks 'tougher action' from France on Channel migrants

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UK seeks 'tougher action' from France on Channel migrants

The UK immigration compliance minister said the number of small boat crossings from France was 'unacceptably high', as asylum seekers attempt to flee deteriorating conditions in Calais camps

UN warns 100 migrants risk drowning in Mediterranean

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UN warns 100 migrants risk drowning in Mediterranean

The United Nations on Monday warned some 100 migrants that fled Libya have found themselves in difficulty while crossing the Mediterranean.

Black Lives Matter skirts North Africa despite everyday racism

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Black Lives Matter skirts North Africa despite everyday racism

Black citizens in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia, as well as migrants from sub-Saharan Africa who come to work, study or try to reach Europe, say ...

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Stranded African migrants in Yemen 'scapegoated' amid Covid-19 fears

African migrants stranded in war-torn Yemen experience forced displacement and violence after being accused of carrying the coronavirus, the UN's migration agency said.

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Six migrants dead, dozens rescued off Libya coast: UN

The UN said a woman gave birth and six migrants died aboard a rubber dinghy that was rescued off Libyan shores.

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US removes Saudi Arabia from 'worst human traffickers' list

The United States has removed the Saudi kingdom from its Tier 3 trafficking list.

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Stranded Rohingya pulled to shore by sympathetic Indonesians

After officials refused to allow the group to land, locals took matters into their own hands by jumping into boats which they used to pull the ...

Scores arrested in Bangladesh over Libya migrant massacre

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Scores arrested in Bangladesh over Libya migrant massacre

Twenty-two suspected human traffickers have been arrested in Bangladesh, suspected of links to the deaths of 30 migrants in Libya.

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Malta takes in 400 migrants living on boats

The migrants were stranded on boats near Malta's territorial waters before they were allowed to come to shore

Alaska man 'laundered nearly $1B for Iran through UAE'

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Alaska man 'laundered nearly $1B for Iran through UAE'

Newly-released court documents raise renewed questions about financial transparency in the United Arab Emirates.

Migrants face Yemen conflict, coronavirus to reach Gulf states

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Migrants face Yemen conflict, coronavirus to reach Gulf states

Yemen's 'hidden' migrant population has become even more vulnerable as the coronavirus crisis hits the war-torn nation.

First Rohingya refugee dies from Covid-19 in Bangladesh: official

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First Rohingya refugee dies from Covid-19 in Bangladesh: official

An elderly man has become the first Rohingya refugee living in Bangladesh to die of coronavirus.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: First Covid-19 death reported in Bangladesh's refugee camps, Saudi Arabia's mosques reopen and Yemen's influx of migrants ...

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Shooting at smuggling warehouse in Libya kills 30 migrants

Libya's UN-recognised government vowed to track down the killers of 30 migrants in an apparent revenge attack after 'clandestine migrants' killed a Libyan smuggler for unknown reasons.

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Thousands of Rohingya under coronavirus quarantine as cases rise

Although none of the detected infections are critical, health officials and NGO workers in the Rohingya refugee camps are worried transmission ...

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Traumatised Rohingya fear impact of cyclone on prison island

Tensions are rising on the remote prison island of Bhasan Char, where some 300 Rohingya refugees were shipped after being rescued from ...

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UAE needs 'stronger measures' against money laundering, terrorism financing

A global illicit finance monitoring group found the UAE has not done enough the combat money laundering and terrorist financing.

Tunisia opens new women's shelter as lockdown violence surges

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Tunisia opens new women's shelter as lockdown violence surges

Cases of domestic violence have increased five-fold since Tunisia implemented a full-scale lockdown to combat the coronavirus.

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Bangladesh to turn back new Rohingya refugee boats: minister

Hundreds of Rohingya Muslim refugees are stranded at sea as Bangladesh and Malaysia refuse to allow them entry.

Malaysia turns away boat with 200 Rohingya refugees

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Malaysia turns away boat with 200 Rohingya refugees

Around 200 muslim refugees fleeing from ethnic violence in Rohingya were turned away by Malaysian authorities over coronavirus concerns.

Dozens of refugees disembark in Libya's capital Tripoli

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Dozens of refugees disembark in Libya's capital Tripoli

Over 50 refugees from Eritrea and Sudan arrived in Libya's Tripoli on Wednesday after spending hours on a coast guard vessel.

UN: Saudi deportations of Ethiopians could fuel COVID-19 spread

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UN: Saudi deportations of Ethiopians could fuel COVID-19 spread

Saudi Arabia has deported nearly 3,000 Ethiopian migrants in recent days, despite concerns that such operations could hasten the spread of the ...

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