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...

The Hungarian Parliament on Monday passed a raft of laws aimed at speeding the processing of asylum-seekers and the deportation of economic migrants in an extraordinary session. [caption id="attachment_2565" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Debating chamber of the House of Magnates, Hungarian Parliament Building, Budapest. Photo: Wikipedia, Magnus Manske[/caption] The bill passed with 151 votes in favour...

Border guards are beating and demanding bribes from migrants and asylum seekers making the the dangerous journeys across the Balkans, Amnesty International said in a new report. [caption id="attachment_2535" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Photo was taken outside the Brick Factory in Subotica, showing migrants sleeping outside during March 2015 mission. Photo:...

An international peacekeeping operation is vital for Libya's future, the country's internationally-recognised Prime Minister ABDULLAH Al-THINNI tells MARK MICALLEF. But he is not so enthusiastic about the EU's ambition to run an anti-smuggling operation inside Libyan territory. [caption id="attachment_2496" align="aligncenter" width="750"] Internationally recognised Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah Al-Thinni. Photo:...

The Sicilian province of Ragusa will set up 18 emergency reception centres for migrants arriving in Pozzallo to accommodate 1200 people. The surge in migrants’ arrivals is putting a strain on Sicily’s receptions centres. [caption id="attachment_2479" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Some mayors of the Ragusa province in Sicily have...

Libyans would only accept an EU military operation to target people smugglers in their territory if their government was controlling and coordinating the initiative, Libya's internationally-recognised Prime Minister Abdullah Al-Thinni said in an interview with Migrant Report.   [embed]https://youtu.be/bWmRsoBRutQ[/embed] “We expect that if there is such an intervention to...