EU migrant crisis - updates

Rappler's latest stories on EU migrant crisis


Dozens of migrants still stuck on vessel in Italy port

Jul 28, 2019 - 8:11 PM

Authorities refuse to let more than 130 migrants disembark until a deal is struck with the European Union

Greece expels second wave of migrants to Turkey under EU deal

Apr 09, 2016 - 8:54 AM

Greek officials say two boats carrying 124 migrants – most of them Pakistani men – had been sent back across the Aegean Sea where hundreds have lost their lives in a quest to reach Europe

EU DEAL. A migrant (C-R) is escorted by a Frontex officer (C-L), boarding a Turkish-flagged passenger boat, to be returned to Turkey, at the port of Mytilene, on the island of Lesbos, Greece, April 8, 2016. Photo by Stratis Balaskas/EPA

EU chief sees first consensus on migrant crisis

Mar 05, 2016 - 11:15 AM

New official figures show that a record 1 2 million asylum seekers arrived in the EU in 2015 – more than double the figure from the year before

CONSENSUS? Migrants and refugees from Pakistan who arrived at the Greek island of Lesvos, wait at the port of Mytilini, Lesvos island, March 2, 2016. File photo by Panagiotis Balaskas/EPA

11 migrants, including 3 children, drown off Turkey – report

Dec 22, 2015 - 10:24 PM

The migrants appeared to have been trying to reach the Greek island of Samos

Croatia goes to the polls facing migrant wave, economy woes

Nov 08, 2015 - 3:10 PM

It is Croatia s first parliamentary election since it joined the EU in 2013

ELECTION. People walk past an election campaign billboard for the ‘Croatia forward’ coalition led by Leader of Social Democrat Party of Zoran Milanovic in downtown Zagreb, on November 6, 2015. AFP photo

UN head asks Europe to 'do more' in refugee crisis

Sep 28, 2015 - 10:43 PM

Europe s worst refugee crisis since World War II looms large over this year s gathering of world leaders as international efforts to end the war in Syria are in disarray

In this file photo, UNSecretary-General Ban Ki-moon rehearses addressing world leaders in the General Assembly Hal. Mark Garten/UN Photo

Hungary places ads in Lebanese press warning off migrants

Sep 21, 2015 - 9:41 PM

Lebanon hosts more than 1 1 million of the 4 million Syrians who have fled their homeland since 2011 some of whom are now heading to Europe as the continent faces its biggest migration crisis since World War II

A Syrian man looks at an advertisement published in Arabic in "L'Orient le jour" French language daily newspaper by Hungary's government to warn would-be migrants on September 21, 2015. Hungary's government has placed advertisements in at least three Lebanese newspapers warning that it would take "the strongest possible action" against those attempting to cross its borders illegally. AFP PHOTO / ANWAR AMRO

Thousands more pour into Austria in deepening refugee crisis

Sep 20, 2015 - 7:26 PM

Crowded aboard buses and trains thousands more migrants flood into Austria from countries unable or unwilling to cope with a desperate human tide fleeing war and poverty for a better life in western Europe

BORDER. Austrian police officers stand by a truck during border controls on the Highway A4 near Nickelsdorf, at the Austrian-Hungarian border, in early hours on September 16, 2015. Photo by Joe Klamar / AFP

Hungary seals border to refugees as Germany slams 'disgraceful' EU

Sep 15, 2015 - 8:40 PM

Hungary effectively seals its border with Serbia to stem the massive influx of refugees as Germany slams the disgraceful refusal of other EU countries to accept more migrants after 22 died in yet another shipwreck

LOCKED OUT. A group of migrants and refugees wait for police formalities after being stopped for crossing illegally close to the Serbian-Hungarian border near Roszke, on September 15, 2015, as a new border protection law is put into place. Photo by Attila Kisbenedek / Agence France-Presse

Hungarian police close main entry point for migrants

Sep 14, 2015 - 11:38 PM

A growing group of several dozen migrants including many children some in pushchairs are stuck on the Serbian side of the border with several women crying

Some migrant people cross through a hole in a barbed-wire fence an they run into the forest at the Hungarian-Serbian border near Roszke, on September 10, 2015. Photo by Attila Kisbenedek/ AFP

Facebook pledges to combat racism on German platform

Sep 14, 2015 - 10:49 PM

As Germany faces a record influx of refugees and a backlash from the far right social media like Facebook have seen an upsurge of hateful xenophobic commentary

Refugee influx to cost Germany EU10 billion – report

Sep 06, 2015 - 12:53 AM

But despite the 800 000 refugees expected to pour into Europe s biggest economy this year Chancellor Angela Merkel says on Saturday she was still aiming to balance the country s budget

File photo of German Chancellor Angela Merkel by Michael Kappeler/EPA

Hundreds of migrants on new march in Hungary

Sep 05, 2015 - 7:15 PM

The Austrian government provides buses and trains to take the migrants to Vienna and Salzburg where most intended to change onto other trains to take them to Germany

EXODUS. Migrants and refugees crowd the platforms at the Keleti (eastern) railway station in Budapest on September 1, 2015. Attila Kisbenedek/AFP

More migrants heading for EU as crisis deepens

Aug 24, 2015 - 8:29 PM

At least 7 000 people mostly refugees from the brutal war in Syria have been registered so far in the last days in overwhelmed Serbia as Europe s worst refugee crisis in half a century rapidly worsens

MIGRANT CRISIS. Migrants cross a field after they jumped a fence at the border line at between Greece and Macedonia near the town of Gevgelija on August 22, 2015. Robert Atanasovski/AFP

Pope slams nations which 'close the door' to migrants

Jun 18, 2015 - 2:40 AM

But in one of the largest pledges of assistance so far France said it would create an additional 10 500 housing places for migrants

MIGRANTS RIGHTS. Pope Francis gestures in St. Peter's square at the Vatica, on May 22, 2013 during his weekly general audience. File photo by Filippo Monteforte/AFP

Spain rejects EU migrant quota plan

May 18, 2015 - 10:43 PM

Britain France and several eastern European states have already opposed the idea

RESCUED. This handout video grab released by the Italian Coast Guard (Guardia Costiera) on May 2, 2015 shows some of 220 shipwrecked migrants being rescued by the Italian coast guard, on May 1, 2015, in the Mediterranean Sea, off the coast of Sicily. Photo from Guardia Costiera/AFP