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Belarus migrants: ‘He beat us for three hours’ – the stories of asylum seekers trying to make it into Poland

Outside a detention centre in the Polish city of Bialystok, where we know asylum seekers who crossed the border from Belarus are being held, we meet a local mother and son. They have arrived as visitors. The mother, who only wants to be known as Zofia, is carrying a bag of clothes. She plans to […]

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Schoolgirl, 14, gang raped by four migrants at refugee camp after drugging her

The Daily Star’s FREE newsletter is spectacular! Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inbox A group of refugees raped a schoolgirl several times after drugging and grooming her with alcohol. The twisted child molesters aged between 17 to 26 had been sheltered in the town of Illerkirchberg, Baden-Wurttemberg in Germany where […]

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Dozens of migrants die in shipwreck off Libya – UN

At least 45 migrants, including five children, have died in the deadliest shipwreck off Libya so far this year, the UN’s agency for refugees says. They were among more than 80 people on board a vessel whose engine exploded off the coast of Zwara, the UNHCR said. The deaths were reported by some 37 survivors […]

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EU effort to stem African migration leaves some ex-smugglers empty handed

AGADEZ, Niger (Reuters) – Andre Chani said he once earned thousands of dollars a month driving Europe-bound migrants from Niger’s desert trading hub of Agadez to Libya. But in 2016, he said, police in Niger impounded his two white pick-up trucks as part of an effort to stem the flow of Africans onto European shores. […]

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Italy Senate panel votes down Salvini probe over stranded migrants

ROME (Reuters) – An Italian Senate committee on Tuesday rejected a request by magistrates to investigate Matteo Salvini, head of the rightwing League party, for refusing a migrant rescue boat permission to land last year when he was interior minister. Salvini refused to allow a ship carrying over 100 migrants rescued at sea to land […]

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UN: Libyan coastguard detains hundreds of migrants

About 1,000 migrants have attempted the Mediterranean Sea crossing from Libya this month, United Nations says. Libya’s coastguard intercepted about 400 Europe-bound migrants off the country’s Mediterranean coast over the past two days, and brought them to detention centres near the capital Tripoli. Safa Msehli, a spokeswoman for the UN’s International Organization for Migration (IOM), […]