Home / MIGRATION (page 5)

MIGRATION

Germany to fast-track deportation of rejected asylum-seekers

Germany’s Interior Ministry has proposed new measures to monitor and deport persons whose asylum application has been rejected.  The German Interior Ministry on Sunday (18 November) confirmed plans to facilitate and accelerate deportations of failed asylum-seekers along with those who should have their asylum requests processed in another EU country under the so-called Dublin rules. According to the European Union’s Dublin …

Read More »

Germany: What the list of ‘safe countries of origin’ means for asylum-seekers’ chances

People from Germany’s list of “safe” countries rarely have the right to asylum. Keith Walker and Timothy Jones of Deutsche Welle look at what the list means for asylum-seekers in Germany. Germany’s constitution defines as “safe countries of origin” the ones “in which, on the basis of their laws, enforcement practices and general political conditions, it can be safely concluded …

Read More »

Germany: How to find work if you are an asylum-seeker, refugee or new immigrant

There are plenty of jobs, training programs and internships in German firms, designed specifically for migrants and refugees. Here is a list of some of the places that you might be able to find work or training compiled by Emma Wallis/InfoMigrants. The German Employment Agency 1) The best place to start if you are looking for a job or training …

Read More »

Travel restrictions for asylum-seekers and refugees in Germany: What you need to know

German authorities report an increasing number of asylum-seekers and refugees travelling abroad without knowing that they might not be allowed to do so. We’ve compiled a list of what rules and restrictions apply to various groups of these migrants. Sertan Sanderson/InfoMigrants reports. Many refugees spent weeks and months on their journeys to Europe travelling through several countries and facing countless …

Read More »

UN launches radio talk to educate Nigerians on irregular migration

The UN migration agency has launched a radio series in Nigeria to sensitise vulnerable people seeking to pursue economic opportunities abroad on the perils of irregular migration. The International Organisation of Migration (IOM) said no fewer than 37,550 Nigerians arrived on Italian shores in 2016 while many went missing or died. The UN agency warned that migration done outside the …

Read More »

1,857 migrants died in Mediterranean since beginning of the year

The International Organization for Migration has reported that 1,857 irregular migrants died while trying to reach Europe by sea so far this year. The UN agency also said that 94,676 migrants and refugees reached Europe by crossing the Mediterranean in 2018, while over 13,000 were repatriated from Libya to their home countries as part of the Voluntary Humanitarian Return (VHR) …

Read More »

Extreme exploitation of migrant farm workers taking place in Italy, UN says

Migrant agricultural workers in some parts of southern Italy are “enduring extreme levels of labour exploitation and coercion, and inhumane working and living conditions,” the UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, Urmila Bhoola, said after a 10-day visit to Italy. The rapporteur said that she was concerned about the fact that the basic needs of workers for water, …

Read More »

Germany: Net migration drops to less than half a million in 2017

Germany’s statistics office has published new figures for net migration to the country in 2017 with some surprise findings. The figures show more Germans are returning to the country and staying put. In 2017, net migration to Germany dropped by around one-fifth year-on-year to about 416,000, the Federal Office for Statistics (Destatis) said on Monday. The agency noted that net …

Read More »

10,000 Nigerians repatriated from Libya

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has announced that no fewer than 10,000 Nigerians, have voluntarily returned from Libya between April 2017 and October 2018. The South West Zonal Coordinator of NEMA, Yakubu Suleiman, made this disclosure while receiving a new batch of 161 returnees, who arrived Lagos on Friday (12 October). Suleiman said the Nigerians were assisted back in …

Read More »

Germany recorded fewer irregular migrants in 2018 than expected – report

Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has reportedly indicated a drop in irregular migration numbers. He had made a tough stance on irregular migration a hallmark of his Interior Ministry. German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer last week said he does not expect Germany to see as many irregular migrants and refugees this year as projected. Earlier reports estimated that up to …

Read More »

Nigerian migrants rescued from Libyan prison after cell video goes viral

A group of Nigerian migrants held captive inside a detention centre in Libya have been rescued after releasing a video taken on their phones. The footage went viral on social media and caught the attention of the authorities. Sertan Sanderson of InfoMigrants reports. The migrants held in Zawiya in Libya reportedly risked their lives to shoot the video, which shows …

Read More »

Germany: Federal Government agrees on new Immigration Law

The coalition partners in the federal government have agreed on new laws that will prioritize education, age and financial security in admitting new migrants to Germany. The laws are based on the Canadian model. Germany’s coalition government announced in the early hours of Tuesday (2 October) that they had agreed on new immigration laws after several months of back and …

Read More »

UNHCR says Libyan refugee detention camps in ‘tragic’ situation

Against the backdrop of fighting among militia groups in Tripoli, Vincent Cochetel, the UN Refugee Agency’s special envoy for the Central Mediterranean route, told Italian press agency ANSA in an interview that the situation in Libya has become ‘extremely critical,’ and that the agency no longer has access to official detention centres. Vincent Cochetel told ANSA that as of the …

Read More »

Spain has most migrant arrivals in Europe, Greece surpasses Italy

The number of migrant arrivals to Italy has dropped significantly, while the number of migrants arriving in Spain have doubled, making it now the top port for migrant arrivals, followed by Greece. Migrant reception centres on Greece’s Aegean Islands are experiencing alarming rates of overcrowding, at a nearly record-breaking rate of 20,000 migrants. Brussels is pushing the Greek government to …

Read More »