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Germany now expects up to 1.5m migrants in 2015

BERLIN:  German authorities expect up to 1.5 million asylum seekers to arrive in Germany this year, the Bild daily said in a report to be published on Monday, up from a previous estimate of 800,000 to 1 million. Germany’s top-selling newspaper cited an internal forecast from authorities that it said had been classed as confidential. Many of the hundreds of ... Read More »

Italy clears migrants from tent settlement on French border

ROME: Italian police cleared around a hundred migrants from tents where they were camped along the coastal road near the town of Ventimiglia at the French border at dawn on Wednesday, TV broadcasts showed. The Facebook page set up by activists for the makeshift camp said some migrants had jumped into the sea in protest, and all of them had ... Read More »

Hungarian economic migrants send cash $1,700 a year

BUDAPEST: A typical migrant sends home $1,700 a year, the average Hungarian living abroad transfers $5,500 each year back to his or her country of origin, the highest amount per capita in the EU, online news portal napi.hu reported yesterday. According to the World Bank, 20 million Central European-born individuals were living outside of their home countries but within the ... Read More »

3 dead 200 Migrants reach at Rhodes Island: Customs

ATHENS: According to Customs authority, a boat arrived on the Greece island of Rhodes earlier this morning, carrying more than 200 illegal migrants and authorities stated that after a boat hit a reef at Zephyros beach in Rhodes and the migrants started to flee to the shore, jumping into the sea, without waiting for help. It is estimated that around ... Read More »

Illegal migrants arrival in Greece jump to 10,445 in 2015: Customs

ATHENS: The Greece’s Customs said that the number of illegal migrants arriving in Greece by sea has tripled in the first three months of 2015.The period saw 10,445 migrants arriving, compared to 2,863 for the corresponding months last year. In March alone, 6,493 migrants arrived along Greece’s coastline and islands, mostly on islands in eastern Greece near Turkey, the main ... Read More »

Migrants arrival in Greece may reach at 100,000 at the end of 2015

ATHENS: The immigration Minister Tasia Christodoulopoulou said that “If the flow of migrants continues at this pace, we will have 100,000 arrivals by the end of 2015”. The Greece government on Tuesday said it planned to create shelters on the mainland to deal with an influx of illegal boat migrants arriving on the shores of its islands. The decision was ... Read More »

Illegal migrants arrival in Greece jump to 10,445 in 2015: Customs

ATHENS: The Greece’s Customs said that the number of illegal migrants arriving in Greece by sea has tripled in the first three months of 2015.The period saw 10,445 migrants arriving, compared to 2,863 for the corresponding months last year. In March alone, 6,493 migrants arrived along Greece’s coastline and islands, mostly on islands in eastern Greece near Turkey, the main ... Read More »

Illegal migrants arrival in Greece jump to 10,445 in 2015: Customs

ATHENS: The Greece’s Customs said that the number of illegal migrants arriving in Greece by sea has tripled in the first three months of 2015.The period saw 10,445 migrants arriving, compared to 2,863 for the corresponding months last year. In March alone, 6,493 migrants arrived along Greece’s coastline and islands, mostly on islands in eastern Greece near Turkey, the main ... Read More »

Turkish Customs nabs 589 migrants at Greece’s border, 15 on Syrian border

ATHENS: The Turkish Customs captured a total of 589 migrants on its Western border with Greece and 15 Chinese nationals along with 15 Syrians and hundreds of Syrian citizens who attempted to illegally enter Turkey from the Syrian side on 5th April. The Turkish Customs said it captured The Turkish military said in a statement on its website that it ... Read More »

Turkish Customs nabs 589 migrants at Greece’s border, 15 on Syrian border

ATHENS: The Turkish Customs captured a total of 589 migrants on its Western border with Greece and 15 Chinese nationals along with 15 Syrians and hundreds of Syrian citizens who attempted to illegally enter Turkey from the Syrian side on 5th April. The Turkish Customs said it captured The Turkish military said in a statement on its website that it ... Read More »

7 illegal migrants found dead, 9 rescued from Greece island Symi

ATHENS: Seven illegal migrants were found dead while another nine were rescued by the Turkish coast guard, after they were spotted east of the Greece island Symi. Authorities are currently investigating the area in search for other survivors, since they believe that the bodies and the survivors they recovered were part of a larger group. The illegal migrants were found ... Read More »

7 illegal migrants found dead, 9 rescued from Greece island Symi

ATHENS: Seven illegal migrants were found dead while another nine were rescued by the Turkish coast guard, after they were spotted east of the Greece island Symi. Authorities are currently investigating the area in search for other survivors, since they believe that the bodies and the survivors they recovered were part of a larger group. The illegal migrants were found ... Read More »

Greece Customs rescues 70 migrants from Turkish Border

ATHENS: Greece Customs rescued 70 migrants from Turkish border. According to the Customs sources,” migrants were trapped on a berm at the Greece Turkish border, after they crossed the river that divide Greece and Turkey. They were trapped in the flood due to the heavy rainfall”. When a member of the group called Greek emergency services, border police rushed to the ... Read More »

Greece Customs rescues 70 migrants from Turkish Border

ATHENS: Greece Customs rescued 70 migrants from Turkish border. According to the Customs sources,” migrants were trapped on a berm at the Greece Turkish border, after they crossed the river that divide Greece and Turkey. They were trapped in the flood due to the heavy rainfall”. When a member of the group called Greek emergency services, border police rushed to the ... Read More »

Mexican border most attractive for illegal Cuban migrants: Jorge Duany

MEXICO CITY:  Homemade raft overloaded with desperate people is the most enduring image of the decades-long migration to the U.S. from Cuba that is not the way most Cubans without visas now arrive. “It is surprising. And it is surprising that we are now seeing those numbers officially reported,” said Jorge Duany, a Florida International University professor who studies migration ... Read More »