Migrant camp - updates

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At the US-Mexican border, migrants give up hope of crossing

Dec 22, 2019 - 9:31 AM

60% of displaced people in camps wait their turn in tents, but more than a quarter are sleeping in the open air

LOSING HOPE. In the mud and biting cold of a makeshift camp in the border city of Ciudad Juarez, more than 1,000 Mexican migrants had been waiting for weeks, some for months, for a chance to file for asylum in the United States. Photo by Paul Ratje / AFP

U.S. VP Pence visits overcrowded migrant camp, deplores 'crisis'

Jul 13, 2019 - 6:17 PM

Democrats bow to pressure as Congress approves $4.6 billion in emergency aid for Trump's border funding request

MIGRANT CAMPS. Protesters hold signs as they block a street in front of U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein's (D-CA) office during a demonstration against migrant detention facilities on July 2, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

After Calais, France clears Paris migrant camp

Nov 05, 2016 - 9:09 AM

We ve got to grips with this issue Their conditions were disgraceful unbearable says Prime Minister Manuel Valls

CLEARING. Migrants carry a tent across a migrant tent camp in Paris on November 3, 2016, near to the Stalingrad metro station, one of several camps sprouting up around the French capital. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

Greece starts evacuating squalid Idomeni migrant camp

May 24, 2016 - 6:20 PM

Thousands of refugees and migrants are being moved to reception centers around the country

epa05326199 A refugee family sits in front of their tent waiting to be transferred to hospitality centres, during a police operation in a refugee camp at the border between Greece and Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), near the village of Idomeni, northern Greece, 24 May 2016. Greece started the transport of refugees from Idomeni to the new accommodation centres started on 24 May. According to the refugee coordinating committee spokesman Giorgos Kyritsis, all refugees from Idomeni will have been transferred in the next ten days adding that it will be a smooth relocation procedure and not a police sweeping operation. EPA/YANNIS KOLESIDIS / POOL EPA/YANNIS KOLESIDIS / POOL EPA/YANNIS KOLESIDIS / POOL

Tusk tells economic migrants: 'Do not come to Europe'

Mar 03, 2016 - 8:28 PM

EU President Donald Tusk also lashes out at unilateral actions by EU members as the bloc grapples with the migrant crisis

President of the European Council Donald Tusk speaks to journalists prior to visiting a Migrants Reception Centre in Dobova, Slovenia, on March 2, 2016. After visiting Austria and Slovenia on March 1 and 2, Croatia and Macedonia on March 2, Tusk was expected in Athens and then Ankara on March 3, to meet Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. Tusk said on March 1, 2016 he would press Turkey this week for more "intensive" help in the migrant crisis, while urging EU states to coordinate better to restore trust. / AFP / Jure Makovec/AFP

EU unveils 700M-euro migrant aid plan for Greece

Mar 02, 2016 - 10:47 PM

UPDATED The funds would be allocated over 3 years under the plan which must be approved by a majority of member states and the European Parliament

epa05190538 Refugees wait to take the permission to pass the Greek-FYROM borders at the refugee camp in Idomeni, northern Greece, 02 March 2016. The refugees camp of Idomeni, at the borders between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), changes shape almost every hour of the day. Less than an hour a ship docks at the port, or a train arrives at the station of Thessalonica, more people flow to every available space in the fields near the frontier where more than 10,000 people have arrived and only 300 of them managed to pass the borders on 02 March. EPA/SIMELA PANTZARTZI

Calm in the 'Jungle' ahead of fresh bid to raze migrant camp

Mar 01, 2016 - 4:45 PM

Workers are set to resume destroying shanties after violence broke out on the first day of the demolition

Policemen stand next to agents dismantling shacks as two migrants stand on a shelter's roof on March 1, 2016 in the "Jungle" migrant camp in the French northern port city of Calais. Workers were due to start a second day of destruction in the southern half of the camp, where thousands of migrants and refugees have been living while they try to reach Britain.. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE HUGUEN / AFP / PHILIPPE HUGUEN

France criticizes 'strange' Belgium border checks

Feb 25, 2016 - 6:50 PM

Belgium takes action to monitor its border as France is expected to demolish a refugee camp

epa05162416 Migrants warm their hands with fire aside of the tents and huts of the makeshift camp called 'The Jungle' next to the fenced area made of containers recycled in rooms in Calais, France, 15 February 2016. A new deadline was set by the French administration for the removal of migrant settlements in a week's time, as authorities plan to create a no-man zone in order to better spot migrants trying to access trucks and reach Britain. Between 4,000 and 7,000 migrants currently live in 'The Jungle'. EPA/JULIEN WARNAND

The wRap Indonesia: Missing plane, Rohingya sexual assault claims

Oct 05, 2015 - 6:00 AM

A passenger plane is missing two days after it lost contact with air traffic control police say sexual assault allegations by Rohingya women are false and other top stories from Indonesia and around the world

'No trace of assault': Indonesian police reject Rohingya rape claims

Oct 03, 2015 - 7:22 PM

Lhokseumawe police chief Anang Triarsono said the medical examinations performed on three of the Rohingya women found no trace of sexual assault

INCREASINGLY DESPERATE. Rohingya Muslim women and children fleeing sectarian violence in Myanmar sit in a boat after they were intercepted by the Bangladesh Border Guard (BGB) members in Teknaf, Bangladesh, back in June 2012. File EPA photo