A boat carrying 200 people sank a few hours after leaving a Senegal fishing town, marking the deadliest shipwreck recorded this year by the UN migration agency.
The human rights group documents in a newly released report, that in 2019, the two major economies took a record low number of refugees.
French police break up a camp of about 800 migrants in the port city of Calais, but rights associations say the operation was pointless.
How local fishermen obeyed an ancient custom, defying government orders by doing so.
The proposals hinge on member states volunteering to ease the load on countries that see the most migrant arrivals by sea either by taking in refugees or providing logistical support or deporting rejected applicants.
Conflict and violence triggered around 4.8 million displaced people and natural disasters accounted for 9.8 million, according to a report by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre.
Seven European countries, led by North Macedonia, Hungary, Serbia and Croatia, top the Gallup index of the world's least-accepting countries.
Thousands march in Berlin and other cities urging the European bloc and German government to do more to help migrants and refugees stuck in Greece.
The operation comes more than a week after a fire burned down Greece's biggest migrant camp in Lesvos island, leaving thousands of refugees in need of emergency housing.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is willing to welcome "hundreds of children and their families, perhaps even thousands," Germany's top-selling Bild daily reports.
Former residents of Greece’s largest refugee camp picked through the charred remains of their belongings, salvaging what they could from back-to-back fires.
The little-known paramilitary unit consisting of mainly Tibetan refugees is believed to have played a big role in the recent Pangong Tso clash between India and China. Who are they?
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