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.
The Chinese capital is sanitizing its ancient hutong alleyways, home to millions of migrants workers and thousands of small businesses, bulldozing illegal constructions and forcing shops and tiny courtyard restaurants to relocate or go under.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says his country would re-evaluate or suspend all agreements under its controversial refugee deal with the European Union in case the 28-nation bloc does not grant Turkish citizens visa-free travel through most of Europe.
“Now I don’t have to worry about my little son not recognizing me when I go back home for Spring Festival,” said Yang Dongmei, a 26-year-old worker in one of the southern Chinese factories that manufactures toys for companies including Disney, Mattel and Toys R Us.
Egypt passed legislation on Monday to crack down on people traffickers linked to a major surge in the numbers of migrants departing from the country's Mediterranean coast on often disastrous sea journeys to Europe.