A 36-year-old Tunisian people-smuggler, Khaled Bensalem was sentenced to 18 years in jail on Wednesday after being found guilty of the death of 366 migrants who perished in the Lampedusa shipwreck of 2013. [caption id="attachment_2460" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Eritrean Survivors of the 2013 Lampedusa tragedy.[/caption] Bensalam had been charged...

Libyan detention centers, have come under intense media scrutiny over recent years with allegations of detained migrants being systematically abused and even tortured in some cases. In its latest report, ''Migration Trends Across: the Mediterranean: Connecting the Dots'', Altai Consulting provides greater insight into the inner-wokings...

The European Commission has pledged €8million in emergency funds for "frontline state" Hungary to help the country cope with an unprecedented influx of migrants crossing the border through Serbia. [caption id="attachment_2327" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos with Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto...

Britain plans to recycle a 2.74 meter-high fence which was used for the London Olympics in 2012, to build a 4km barrier to prevent illegal migrants from entering the Channel Tunnel. [caption id="attachment_2033" align="aligncenter" width="700"] ©AFP: Philippe Huguen[/caption] The fence will go from the lorry terminal in Coquelles, near the French port-town of...

Denmark tightening border controls in an attempt to control the flow of refugees from the Middle East and Africa but promises the changes will respect Europe's visa-free Schengen travel system. [caption id="attachment_2541" align="aligncenter" width="683"] Kristian Jensen, Denmark's Foreign Minister Photo: Wikipedia / Jens Honoré[/caption] Kristian Jensen, Denmark's...