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Poland criticised over stranded migrants after seventh death at border

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Polish police have found another body near the border with Belarus amid fresh allegations that Warsaw is breaking international law in its treatment of migrants stranded in harrowing conditions on the EU’s eastern fro...

‘Who wouldn’t want out?’: migrants deported to Haiti face challenge of survival

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When Reynold Joseph was deported from the US back to Haiti after five years in South America, he was unprepared for just how bad things had become in his homeland. Outside a ramshackle guesthouse near downtown Port-au...

1,100 migrants cross Channel on small boats to UK in two days

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More than 1,100 people made the perilous journey across the Channel in small boats on Friday and Saturday, as France accused Britain of failing to provide funds promised to tackle the problem. After 10 days in which n...

Reports of physical and sexual violence as Libya arrests 5,000 migrants in a week

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More than 5,000 refugees and migrants have been arrested by the Libyan authorities in the past week with some allegedly subjected to severe physical and sexual violence, before being held in increasingly “inhumane con...

Migrants reaching Dover spend first night in unsafe conditions

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Migrants crossing the Channel in small boats are spending their first night on UK soil in crowded, unsafe and unsanitary conditions, a damning independent report has concluded. Exhausted people have been forced to sle...

Albanian migrants to UK ‘would work for free’ to tackle fuel crisis

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Albania has said thousands of its migrants to the UK would be willing to work for nothing to help tackle the petrol crisis. Albania’s ambassador to the UK, Qirjako Qirko, told the Guardian: “If your government would l...

Biden is treating migrants little better than Trump did. That’s shameful

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We thought the days when our country treated asylum-seekers with cruelty and disdain might be ending. This month we learned we were wrong. Most of us were shaken and horrified, and the country rightfully embarrassed, ...

Last Haitian migrants removed from Del Rio encampment, homeland security chief says

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The last of up to 15,000 Haitian migrants have been cleared from their encampment underneath and near a bridge in Del Rio, Texas, the US homeland security secretary announced on Friday, ending one stage of a damaging ...

US envoy to Haiti resigns over ‘inhumane’ decision to deport migrants

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The US envoy to Haiti has resigned after just two months in the role, in protest at what he called the Biden administration’s “inhumane” mass deportation of Haitian migrants and asylum-seekers to what he said was a hi...

Four migrants stuck on Poland-Belarus border die of hypothermia and exhaustion

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Four people stranded on the border between Poland and Belarus have died in recent days, officials have said, amid continuing allegations that Minsk is abandoning migrants at its frontier in an attempt to put pressure ...

Migrants continue to cross into US as Kamala Harris criticises treatment by border patrol – video

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Thousands of Haitians encamped under and near a bridge in the town of Del Rio faced a ramped-up US exclusion effort on Tuesday, with six flights to their homeland. More than 6,000 migrants had been removed by Monday, ...

Haitian migrants intend to remain at Texas border despite plan to expel them

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Haitian migrants seeking to escape poverty, hunger and hopelessness in their home country said they would not be deterred by US plans to swiftly send them back, as thousands remained encamped on the Texas border. On ...

How thousands of Haitian migrants ended up at the Texas border

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Every night Guy would fall asleep to the sound of gunfire: warring gangs in the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, were fighting pitched battles in the city centre. By day, the country was roiled by bloody protests agai...

France accuses Patel of blackmail in row over Channel migrants

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The British home secretary, Priti Patel, has been accused by France’s interior minister of plotting “financial blackmail” and a violation of international maritime law in a deepening diplomatic row over efforts to pre...

Thursday briefing: Patel prepares to force back Channel migrants

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Hello, Warren Murray with Thursday morning’s offering. Priti Patel is preparing to send back small boats carrying migrants in the Channel despite French authorities’ warnings that it could endanger lives. Border Forc...

How street art is helping young migrants paint a brighter future in Italy

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Jadhav*, 18, from Bangladesh, arrived in Italy 10 months ago, but is still haunted by memories of his journey with people smugglers across the Mediterranean Sea. “There were 156 people packed into a small boat. There ...

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