The US President Donald Trump administration has offered conflicting messages and no clear solutions for reuniting more than 2,300 migrant children who were separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border under a policy that dictated all parents be charged and separated while awaiting a court hearing.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian allies, the Christian Social Union (CSU), will decide on Monday whether to defy her by implementing a plan to limit immigration at the German border and risk destabilizing her three-month-old coalition.
Ships in the Aquarius aid convoy docked Sunday at the Spanish port of Valencia, ending a weeklong ordeal for hundreds of people who were rescued from the perilous Mediterranean only to become the latest pawn in Europe's battle over immigration.
Migrant arrivals to Italy by sea fell by a third in 2017 compared to a year earlier, the Interior Ministry said on Sunday, as Libyan authorities helped to slow departures during the second half of the year.
IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reported that 150,982 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through Nov. 1, with about 75 percent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 335,158 arrivals across the region through the same period last year.
Human Rights Watch, the rights advocacy group, has given warning that Italy's naval mission to prevent refugees and migrants from setting sail from Libya for Europe could see Italy commit human rights abuses.
Access to justice is often out of reach for migrant workers in South-east Asia, the United Nations labor agency reported in a study that shows that non-governmental organizations are assisting more often than government officials or trade unions.
The number of children traveling alone has increased fivefold since 2010, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said , warning that many young refugees and migrants are taking highly dangerous routes, often at the mercy of traffickers, to reach their destinations.