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Monday 11 December 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Migration

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Bodies of 28 migrants found on Libyan coast
Libya has become a key departure point for people from Africa and Asia attempting to migrate to Europe.
Pope calls Europe's neglect of migrants 'the shipwreck of civilisation' during Lesbos visit
The pontiff said Europe was “torn by nationalist egoism”.
More than 100 migrants flown out of Belarus as standoff appears to de-escalate
118 migrants were flown out of Belarus yesterday, with another group due to leave today.
Belarus leader criticises EU for refusing to negotiate on migrant standoff
The EU has accused Lukashenko’s government of orchestrating the migration surge as a “hybrid attack”.
Dozens of migrants detained as EU readies Belarus sanctions
Aid agencies say at least 10 migrants have died so far and have warned of a humanitarian crisis unfolding.
Pope urges governments to cease returning migrants to detention centres in Libya
“So many of these men, women and children are subject to an inhumane violence,” the pope said.
Quiz: How much do you know about these well-known Irish migrants?
The Good Information Project spent this month looking at migration.
'We are not meant to be doing this, we need to do this because people are crossing and dying'
Unless the EU changes its policy approach, migrants will continue “to die and end up in a watery grave in the Mediterranean”, charities have warned.
What has happened with migration between the UK and the EU since Brexit?
“We just don’t know at the moment,” says one expert on emigration.
How Gardaí and the State have lessons to learn about how migrants are treated in Ireland
Ireland has a relatively high non-enforcement rate of deportation orders but campaigners say there are plenty of lessons to learn in terms of how migrants are treated by the State.
Open Newsroom: How migration works in Ireland and across the EU
The Good Information Project looks at how migration is changing across the EU and what that means for Ireland.
Life in Lesbos: 'I thought the fire would be a turning point, but it's got progressively worse'
One year on from the blaze at the Moria refugee camp, asylum seekers are being placed in high-security camps.
Refreshed Turkey deal 'worked well' for EU, but was 'catastrophic' and 'atrocious' for migrants
Organisations working on behalf of migrants have said the EU’s new Migration Pact is still an example of ‘Fortress Europe’.
Brazilian migration into Ireland: 'There's a mutual compatibility with the Irish'
What is it about Ireland that has attracted a big Brazilian population?
Ireland has now offered humanitarian access visas to 400 Afghans
Women, human-rights activists, members of LGBTQI+ community and journalists are among those offered these places.
Fossil footprints suggest early humans walked in North America 23,000 years ago
The findings may shed light on a mystery that has long intrigued scientists on when people first arrived in the Americas.
Explainer: What are the current rules around migration in Europe?
A unified migration and asylum plan for all EU member states has yet to be implemented.
Explainer: How does family reunification work in Ireland? And what are the problems with it?
The rules have been brought into sharp focus since the wave of migration from Afghanistan began last month.
Climate change: number of people displaced by extreme weather events likely 'underestimated'
Some 859,000 Europeans will be displaced by climate change per year, according to recent estimates.
'A question of trust': What exactly is the EU's proposed pact on migration?
The pact has yet to be adopted and there is currently no unified migration and asylum plan for all member states.
Open Thread: Tell us about your experience of migration
The Good Information Project wants to hear your experience of migration, living abroad for work or study – or coming to Ireland to build a new life.
Irish MEPs criticise Poland for pushing migrants back at new border wall with Belarus
Poland is also refusing to host any Afghan refugees, labelling them as ‘challenges to the traditional makeup of their society’.
Gráinne Ní Aodha asked all 13 Irish MEPs for their thoughts on the EU's response to the border wall in Poland.
One Irish MEP said that what Poland was doing was "no better than what Trump was trying to do along the US-Mexico border", and that the EU should condemn it.
This month, The Good Information Project will focus on migration and the EU.
What is the best solution for the EU's migration crisis, and is Ireland doing enough?
The next cycle of The Good Information Project from The Journal will look at migration and the EU.
Four people found dead in boat carrying 23 migrants near Canary Islands
Ninteen migrants have been hospitalied on Tenerife.
Biden undoes Trump migration orders and pushes for major reform
As Biden rolls back Trump’s controversial policies, advocates still see new battles ahead.
UK and France sign agreement to prevent migrant crossings in English Channel
The number of French police officers patrolling a 150km stretch of coastline is to be doubled.
Irish lorry driver who fought extradition to the UK is now in police custody there
Eamonn Harrison faces charges over the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants.
Refugees gather at borders as fighting between Syria and Turkey escalates
Turkey’s decision to ease border restrictions came amid a Russia-backed Syrian government offensive into a Syrian province.
Up to 2,900 refugees will be given sanctuary in Ireland over the next four years
3,151 people have arrived to Ireland through a refugee programme since 2015.
Department of Justice declines to comment on reports of migrants going missing
Some of the 16 Kurdish migrants found on a ferry in Rosslare on Thursday have reportedly left a reception centre.
25 migrants found alive in refrigerated container on boat going to Britain
The people found received medical attention at the port.
Up to 4.8m unauthorised migrants lived in Europe in 2017 - that's less than 1% of the population
An ‘unauthorised migrant’ was defined as a foreigner who entered the country illegally, or asylum seekers waiting to be processed.
41 migrants found alive in refrigerated truck in Greece
The men and boys found in the truck were mostly in good condition.
EU accused of 'divisive rhetoric' after appointing Vice President for 'Protecting Our Way of Life'
This title is a rebranding of the Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship portfolio.
Hundreds of undocumented migrants detained in US immigration raids
Some of the migrants will be released with electronic ankle monitors as they await a court hearing.
One year after the scandal first emerged, why is debate raging again about Trump's child detention camps?
The detention centres have been compared to prisons and concentration camps.
FactCheck: Does this tweet show the decline of the 'ethnic Irish' population from 2040 onward?
It’s been claimed that Project Ireland 2040 will lead to a decline in Ireland’s native population – but is this true?
Ireland to accept migrants from Malta following EU deal to relocate almost 300 people
49 migrants stranded at sea for weeks arrived in Malta today following the deal.
Britain and France to step up English Channel patrols after spike in migrant crossings
Both countries are to increase surveillance patrols and target trafficking gangs.
'Archaic' visa law in Ireland keeping people from their families this Christmas
Shashank Chakerwarti said changes introduced this year also interfere with business trips which are often planned last-minute.