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Father, daughter drowning fuels anger at Trump migration policies

Jun 27, 2019 - 7:25 AM

The intertwined bodies in the viral photo are those of asylum-seeker Oscar Alberto Martinez, 25, and his 23-month-old daughter, Valeria. They drowned while trying to cross the Rio Grande from Mexico into Texas.

The corpses of Salvadoran migrant Oscar Martinez (L) and his daughter Angie Valeria (R) are transported to the forensic service in Matamoros, Tamaulipas State, Mexico on June 26, 2019, after they were found drowned. - The poignant pictures of Ramirez and his daughter, discovered face-down on the banks of the Rio Grande between Mexico and the United States, shocked the world on Wednesday and has sparked outrage back home in El Salvador, where around 200 migrants like them leave for the United States daily, preparing to take similar risks. (Photo by Marco Rodriguez / AFP)

The week in photos: June 16-22, 2018

Jun 23, 2018 - 12:53 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A 4-year-old Honduran girl carries a doll while walking with her immigrant mother, both released from detention through the "catch and release" policy, from a Catholic Charities relief center to a nearby bus station on June 17, 2018 in McAllen, Texas."Catch and release" is a pro Photo by Loren Elliott/AFP

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

Mediterranean migrant crossings top 300,000 in 2015 – UN

Aug 28, 2015 - 8:48 PM

The numbers tower high above arrivals in 2014 when some 219 000 made the crossing over the entire year

MIGRANT CRISIS. Migrants from North Africa continue to spill into Europe. Photo by Louise George/EPA

Britain, France say ending Calais migrant crisis is 'top priority'

Aug 02, 2015 - 8:21 AM

At least 10 migrants have died attempting to use an undersea tunnel from Calais to trains or lorries headed for Britain

CONFRONTATION. French gendarmes face migrants on the Eurotunnel site near the boarding docks in Coquelles near Calais, northern France, on late July 29, 2015. Philippe Huguen/AFP

27 missing, 9 dead after boat sinks off Malaysia

Jun 18, 2014 - 10:35 AM

2ND UPDATE The boat was carrying 97 Indonesian illegal migrants headed home for the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan

SEARCH AND RESCUE. A Malaysian search and rescue team disembarks from a boat after returning from a rescue mission on the outskirts of Banting on June 18, 2014, after an apparently overloaded boat carrying Indonesian illegal migrants sank overnight in seas off western Malaysia. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Sri Lankan navy rescues 138 people from sinking fishing boat

Feb 03, 2013 - 2:34 PM

This is not the first time the Sri Lankan navy had to rescue stranded migrants

At least 60 dead as illegal migrant boat sinks off Turkey

Sep 06, 2012 - 11:48 PM

At least 60 people drowned after a boat carrying illegal migrants trying to reach Europe capsized in waters off western Turkey