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'Like torture’: French police accused of continued migrant rights abuses
Shortly before sunrise on January 9, about 40 officers and officials gathered outside the police station in Calais, northern France, as temperatures dipped to -3°C (26.6°F). Shortly after, in a well-drilled procedure, a nine-vehicle convoy started down the road toward the first of five forced evictions of makeshift refugee camps planned for that morning.
'Please help us': Migrants, exposed to freezing Bosnia winter, await chance to reach EU
Hundreds of migrants are taking shelter in abandoned buildings in and around the northwestern Bosnian town of Bihac, wrapping up as best they can against the snow and freezing weather and hoping eventually to reach EU member Croatia across the border.
Nearly 2,200 migrants died trying to reach Spain in 2020: NGO
Nearly 2,200 migrants died trying to reach Spain by sea this year, the vast majority of them on their way to the Canary Islands, a migrant rights group said.
‘We will die’: Hundreds of migrants freezing in Bosnia camp
Hundreds of migrants have been stranded in a squalid, burned-out tent camp in Bosnia and Herzegovina as heavy snow fell in the country and winter temperatures suddenly dropped.
Over a thousand migrants left without shelter after Bosnia camp burned down
More than a thousand migrants from Asia, the Middle East and North Africa were left to sleep in the cold after their camp in northwestern Bosnia and Herzegovina burned down amid a dispute among Bosnian politicians over where to house them.
‘Invisible shipwrecks’ belie falling migrant deaths: IOM
The number of deaths recorded on migratory routes fell this year, although COVID-19 difficulties and so-called “invisible shipwrecks” mean the real number is probably much higher, officials at the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said.
HRW: Saudis detain hundreds of African migrants in squalid conditions
Saudi Arabia is detaining hundreds of mainly Ethiopian migrants in squalid conditions in Riyadh, Human Rights Watch said, quoting some as saying they had been tortured or beaten, and that at least three had died since October.
Migrants earn much less than locals, gap widening: ILO study
The gap between wages paid to migrant and national workers is big and growing, and may widen further because of the pandemic, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said in a report.
They risked all to cross Red Sea; now a cruel fate awaits in Yemen
Saudi Arabia was Tigrit’s dream: A place where she could find work as a cleaner or maid, and send money back to her husband and young daughter in Ethiopia. Now, like hundreds of thousands of East Africans who have left home and travelled across the Red Sea in search of a better life, she finds herself stranded in Yemen instead.
From Africa to Europe via Canary Islands
After a three-day boat trip from Western Sahara, Mohceine Ait Lamadane reached the Canaries and from there traveled to Italy, taking advantage of a system swamped by arrivals and slowed by the coronavirus.
Snow increases hardship for migrants in Bosnia
The first snowfall last week in northwestern Bosnia and Herzegovina has increased the difficulties for migrants, particularly those sleeping in tents and outdoor shelters.
Canary Islands to provide emergency shelter for 7,000 migrants
Spain is to set up emergency camps on the Canary Islands to provide shelter for some of the thousands of recently arrived migrants.
Over 1,600 migrants arrive in Canary Islands over weekend
More than 1,600 African migrants were rescued at sea or reached Spain's Canary Islands over the weekend, Spanish emergency services said.
At least 11 migrants dead in shipwreck off Libya: UN
At least 11 migrants died when their boat floundered off the coast of Libya, the UN's International Organization for Migration (IOM) said, days after 20 others died in desperate bids to reach Europe.

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