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Calais: French Cops Expel Migrants From Camps

Police began clearing on Wednesday morning improvised camps in the port city of Calais, which migrants use as a base in their effort to reach the UK. It’s the latest chapter in a long running humanitarian and political struggle. Just after 8am French riot police rolled into three migrant camps in Calais and began evicting […]

In the latest tragic case that highlights the dangerous risks migrants are willing to take to reach the UK from northern France, an African teen was crushed under a British bus he’d hoped would take him across the Channel. An 18-year-old Sudanese man crawled under a Britain-bound bus in an attempt to smuggle himself to […]

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Police in Sicily have arrested ten people accused of trafficking people across the Mediterranean to Europe, saying they operate “like a travel agency”, according to Italian media reports. The group of ten traffickers, aged 23 to 45, were arrested on Tuesday after authorities spent months tracking migrant boats arriving off the east coast of Sicily. […]

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The deadly risks migrants and refugees take trying to get to the UK by any means possible were made clear once again this week when 10 Eritreans were trapped in a refrigerated truck in northern France, with temperatures at -4°C. French police had to use GPS tracking to rescue a group of African refugees, who […]

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About 1,000 people charge border between Morocco and the Spanish-held north African territory of Melilla. Security forces have foiled an attempt by about 1,000 migrants to charge a six-metre tall border fence that separates Morocco from the Spanish-held north African territory of Melilla, Spain’s government said. The migrants organised themselves into lines and approached the […]

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