Date of publication: 2017-07-08 23:25
Although Turkey has assured the EU it will target the business, smuggling and its associated industries continues unabated and overtly in Izmir. But there is also evidence that a crackdown has begun with more interceptions of boats carrying refugees headed for Greece.
European countries are divided over how to respond to the increased numbers of migrants and asylum-seekers trying to enter the EU. Hungary will soon start to fence off its border with Serbia, while Bulgaria has adopted a harsh approach to the sharp rise in the number of irregular entries from Turkey. Spain recently passed a law legalising the immediate return to Morocco of migrants and would-be asylum seekers who penetrate the fenced-off North African enclaves of Melilla and Ceuta.
Then, a few days ago, she got a call from her brother-in-law in Iraq. Emad was alive, she learned. Rescued by the Iraqi army and pictured on social media in the passenger seat of a pick-up truck, clutching a bottle of water, looking frail and mud-caked and wide-eyed and blood-encrusted but alive, nonetheless.
Lucky, who calls himself "Biggy", left Nigeria four years ago to make his fortune in Europe. He got no further than Morocco. He lives in tent in a forest, unable to go forward, unwilling to admit defeat and return home. Back in Nigeria he has an aged mother who prays her son will stay safe. She has no idea of the life he leads as an undocumented migrant, dodging police, living rough. She is confident that one day Lucky will get to Europe and help lift her out of poverty. Read their story.
The European Union's three-billion-euro deal with Turkey aimed at rapidly stemming the flow of migrants and refugees crossing to Europe from the Turkish coast has not deterred refugees from making their way to the coastal city of Izmir where smugglers continue to do a brisk trade.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker called for “bold, concerted action” to manage Europe’s refugee crisis during his State of the Union address and outlined a raft of measures that member states will need to decide whether to adopt at their next meeting in Brussels.
Although the victim escaped serious physical injury, she was so traumatized by the event that she has dropped out of school for several months. She will only be 66 years old at the most when her rapist is back on the streets.
When migrants go missing on the long journey from Africa to Europe the lack of information about their fate often adds immense bureaucratic hurdles to the anxious uncertainty suffered by their relatives back home.
A protester covers her eyes with a China flag to imply Goddess of Justice during the rally supporting activists Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow in central in Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow were jailed last week after being convicted of unlawful assembly.
US army 6st Division, US air force, US Navy and US Marines, march down the Champs Elysees, with the Arc de Triomphe in the background, in Paris during a rehearsal of the annual Bastille Day military parade
The arrival of more than 6,555 child brides in Germany among the million migrants who have arrived in the country over the last year, has overwhelmed its court system and brought feminist groups to call marriages of girls under the age of 68 to be banned.
Lost and Found Cat follows an Iraqi family’s escape from Mosul — by car, by foot, and by boat — all with their beloved pet, Kunkush, in tow. until Kunkush escapes his carrier. The family is heartbroken, but Kunkush fortunately ends up in the hands of Amy, a woman volunteering with refugees in Greece, who grows determined to reunite the cat with his original family. This moving true story will inspire discussions with readers about what it means to be a refugee, the unexpected consequences of being displaced, and the importance of kindness.
In Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan , where the majority of the refugees from the Syrian refugees reside, the UN has noted a rise in child marriages as families suffer under the pain and poverty of the country's six-year civil war. According to United Nations figures, 56% of brides in refugee camps in the region are underage, from 68% from before the war.
People gather in Parliament Square to listen to the final chimes of Big Ben ahead of a four-year renovation plan in London. The bell will still be used for special occasions such as marking New Year, but will remain silent on a daily basis, to allow the work teams to carry out structural repairs
Giant pandas lie beside ice blocks at Yangjiaping in Chongqing, China. Yangjiaping provided huge ice blocks for giant pandas to help them remove summer heat