Turkish Authorities Intercept Boat Carrying 200 Afghan Migrants Heading for Europe

Turkey’s coastguard and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) announced on Wednesday that the country’s security authorities intercepted a boat carrying more than 200 irregular Afghan migrants in the Aegean Sea heading for Europe. According to a coastguard official, the …

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Hundreds of Migrants Get Past Spain’s Melilla Enclave Borders

Hundreds of migrants and refugees attempted to scale fences separating Melilla, Spain’s overseas enclave, from Morocco on Thursday, according to the government of Melilla. Authorities said that more than 300 migrants attempted to scale the six-meter (20 foot) barrier early …

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Lithuania Votes to Curb Migrant Flow from Belarus

Lithuania voted on July 13 to curb an influx of migrants crossing into its territory from neighboring Belarus. With 84 votes in favor, one against, and 58 abstentions, the Lithuanian parliament passed strict amendments to migration laws to allow mass …

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Lithuania to Build Barrier on Belarus Border to Curb Migrant Flow

Lithuania will build a barrier on the border with Belarus to prevent migrants from illegally crossing into its territory, Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte announced on July 7, accusing Belarus of allowing the crossings. “We will begin building an additional …

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