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19,000 migrant deaths in Mediterranean in six years

The Mediterranean crossing continues to be the deadliest migrant route worldwide: 19,000 migrants have been reported dead or missing since October 3, 2013. So far this year, the crossing has claimed over 1,000 victims. Approximately 19,000 migrants have been reported dead or missing in the Mediterranean Sea since October 3, 2013, when over 360 people died in a shipwreck off the …

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Germany: High immigrant unemployment level due to language deficiency – researchers

Migrants with a good command of German language have the same opportunities on the German labour market as natives. This is the result of a study conducted by the Cologne-based Institute of German Business. With the same level of education and good German language proficiency, migrants, according to a new study, equally earn high wages as natives. Accordingly, higher levels …

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Libyan torturers came to Italy via Sea-Watch migrant rescue vessel — Report

An Italian newspaper claims that three of the 40 rescued migrants who came to Italy in June with German NGO ship Sea-Watch 3 ran a migrant detention center near in Libya where migrants were tortured. Police allegedly concealed their arrest, which happened on the day of their disembarkation.  Benjamin Bathke reports. “Rackete brings us criminals,” the headline of an online article …

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22 Ghanaians deported from Germany, UK as Immigration chief advises

Twenty-two Ghanaians have been deported from Germany and the United Kingdom for immigration-related issues such as overstaying their entry permit and illegal stay in both countries.  Seventeen Ghanaians deported from Germany arrived on a chartered flight CT3721 at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) on 18 September, the Regional Command of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has disclosed.  The deportees all males aged …

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Which insurance do you need as a refugee in Germany? — Special Report

Everybody gets sick sometimes or accidentally breaks things. That’s why health and private liability insurance are vital. But what do asylum-seekers and recognized refugees need to bear in mind when taking out insurance policy in Germany? Here we look at the basics and the ins and outs of key insurance policies for refugees and asylum-seekers in Germany. Benjamin Bathke/InfoMigrant reports. …

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Germany ready to take in 25% of migrants arriving in Italy by sea

Germany is prepared to take in 25 percent of migrants who arrive in Italy by boat, Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer told German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung on Friday. In an apparent goodwill gesture ahead of European Union talks on immigration later this month, Seehofer said: “If all that has been agreed stands, we would be able to take in 25 …

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UN to evacuate migrants from Libya to Rwanda

It started as a rumour, but it’s now official. There is a programme to transfer migrants stranded in Libya to Rwanda, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Tuesday in Geneva. The measure is part of an “emergency transit mechanism”, to evacuate people at risk of harm in detention centres inside the county. Babar Baloch, UNHCR spokesman, said the agreement …

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Project to promote migrant writers in Italy launched

In Italy, a project aims to help writers who are migrants or come from migrant families, and to spread their work. Both experienced and aspiring poets, authors and journalists can participate. The project, titled “Words4link – Migrant Writing for Integration”, was just launched. It aims to promote the writing of migrant writers and writers from migrant families and to celebrate specific …

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