Spain and Morocco's effective border control of the western Mediterranean sea passage has reduced irregular migration in the region, but also inadvertently transformed Morocco from a destination country into a transit destination, according to migration consultancy firm Altai Consulting. [caption id="attachment_2218" align="alignnone" width="750"] Pedestrians at Kasbah...

More than four million Syrians have now fled their country which in march entered its fifth year of conflict, making it the UN refugee agency's worst crisis for almost a quarter of a century. [caption id="attachment_2723" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Andalou Agency/ A.I. Oztury[/caption] Latest figures from UNHCR released on Thursday...

Spanish celebrity chef José Andrés has ditched plans to open a flagship restaurant in a Washington hotel being built by US Presidential hopeful Donald Trump over his incendiary comments about Mexican migrants. [caption id="attachment_2612" align="aligncenter" width="720"] José Andrés - Photo: Facebook[/caption] The anticipated partnership is only the latest...

July 8, 2015 marks the one-year anniversary since the latest conflict in Gaza. The hostilities in the summer of 2014 left over 2,000 Palestinians dead and more than 100,000 homeless. [caption id="attachment_2522" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] The Gaza strip, one year from the war, remains littered with rubble and...

The body of a man was recovered and 18 others are feared drowned after a boat destined for Greece capsized about 15kms off Turkey. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Dw7jq-1X2w Some 21 survivors told rescuers there were about 40 people on the boat when it capsized probably due to overloading. The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) is still...