The five children, three women and five men, who managed to land on Lesvos, were forced to put into a raft on the pretext of taking a Covid-19 test, and then pushed back into the sea, the Aegean Boat Report, a Norwegian NGO, says.
At least 41 refugees and migrants have drowned with more than 70 others rescued by a commercial vessel that took them to Sicilian port town Porto Empedocle.
Amnesty International, one of the groups that had brought the legal challenge, says pushing ahead with the repatriation in defiance of the ruling is "inhumane and devastating."
Border pushbacks that deny migrants their right to apply for asylum and collective expulsions are illegal under international refugee treaties, which allow people fearing for their safety to seek protection.
If you are not a citizen where you live, for whatever reason, you will likely be low down on the vaccination list.
A US Federal Court issued a stay order that allows President Joe Biden's administration to resume expulsions begun by former President Donald Trump.
The Syria Justice and Accountability Center, which says it has enough evidence against the Greek government, has applied to the International Criminal Court for an investigation into the violent treatment of migrants in Greece.
Guatemalan migration authorities say some 3,500 out of 4,000 people who had gathered in Vada Hondo have already been returned to Honduras, several hundred children among them.
Frontex, Europe’s border security agency, faces questions over its complicity in violating the EU law.
The migrants have been left homeless in freezing and rainy conditions since their camp near the northwestern town of Bihac burned down last month.
Ethiopia is rejecting calls for independent investigations into the deadly fighting in its Tigray region, saying it “doesn’t need a baby-sitter."
UN says conflicts in Syria, Africa's central Sahel region, DRC, Mozambique, Somalia, and Yemen continue to uproot people, arguing displacements will grow "unless world leaders stop wars."
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