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Deliberate policies set in place by European states and supported by the European Union lead directly to migrant deaths.
A railway station in Milan.
Immigrants claiming benefits in their European host countries have lesser chances of securing residency permits and citizenship, research shows.
The migrant centre on the Greek island of Samos is surrounded by three layers of fence and barbed wire. According to authorities, it is designed to host up to 3,000 people, of which 2,100 will have a “controlled access” and 900 will be in detention waiting to be sent back to Turkey (21 July, 2021).
In the wake of revelations on the EU’s failure to protect migrants, an MSF doctor details how those seeking to reach Europe’s shores are increasingly falling prey to violent deterrence methods.
A rubber dinghy arrives on a Greek island at night.
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Humanitarian organisations have been calling on Frontex to leave the country for months.
Frontex officers at the Bulgarian-Turkey border. The agency is due to expand its staff to 10,000 by 2027.
UN and NGO reports of ‘pushbacks’ at borders suggest 2,000 deaths linked to actions supported by EU border agency Frontex, yet EU plans to greatly expand its powers.
Migrants, most of them wearing face masks to protect against the spread of COVID-19, gather outside the temporary refugee camp in Kara Tepe as they wait to depart from Lesbos for mainland Greece on Sept. 28, 2020.
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In the middle of a windswept refugee camp in the aftermath of the burning of Moria, the COVID-19 pandemic is an afterthought.
Migrants rescued at sea in early July on board the Ocean Viking in the Mediterranean.
Flavio Gasperini/ SOS Mediterranee
Official statistics record 377 deaths in the Mediterranean in 2020, but the true figure is likely to be much higher.
Fortress Europe: Malta declared its harbours unsafe for migrants to disembark during the coronavirus pandemic.
Migrants have been left to die in the Mediterranean as Italy and Malta declared their harbours ‘unsafe’ in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic.
Migrants in Sangatte, 2008.
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Little thought has been accorded to the way in which political and bureaucratic actors prioritise certain lives over others in their (non) decision-making.
Migrants are being rescued by members of the “Proactiva open arms” NGO, off the coast of the Island of Lesbos (Greece).
Accused of cooperating with smugglers, NGOs defend migrants’ right to life and point to the inadequate policies of European states.
Demonstrators gather at Washington Square Park to protest against President Trump in New York.
It is not just Trump and the US throwing up barriers to Africans. The European Union is moving fast to halt the arrival of refugees and migrants on its southern shores
A migrant is processed upon arrival in Sicily.
Simon McMahon travelled to Sicily, where arrivals are being ordered to leave without understanding why.
Eight migrants enter Europe – depending on who is counting.
Border agency Frontex recently reported that an unprecedented 710,000 migrants had entered the EU this year. Something didn’t ring true for Nando Sigona.
A tiny part of a much bigger picture.
Look at the numbers and the ‘invasion rhetoric’ is unwarranted.
Another day, another challenge for Operation Triton.
The EU has pledged to triple money to the search-and-rescue mission in the Mediterranean. But simply throwing money at the problem won’t work.
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