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Libyan coast guard rescues more than 250 migrants trying to reach Italy

TRIPOLI Libya's coastal guard has rescued more than 250 illegal migrants trying to leave the North African country in small boats bound for Italy, officials said on Saturday. | Video


In northern France, 'invisible' women migrants risk all to reach Britain Oct 24 2017

CALAIS, France (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With bags of clothing and a thick blanket, Eritrean migrant Salma carries her entire life in her hands as she stands by a small forest surrounded by warehouses and electrical towers in Calais in northern France.


As winter looms, migrant children sleep rough in northern France Oct 23 2017

CALAIS/GRANDE-SYNTHE, France (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Every morning before the sun rises, when the frosty air is still and quiet, Afghan migrant Nabi waits for the screeches of trucks bound for Britain in the northern French town of Calais, hoping to jump onboard undetected.


Rape cases fuel anti-migrant angst in Italy ahead of election Sep 13 2017

ROME Rape allegations leveled against foreigners are fuelling anti-immigrant sentiment in Italy ahead of elections due early next year, when migration is likely to top the political agenda.

Reggae helps heal mental wounds of torture for migrants in Italy Aug 21 2017

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In a tiny makeshift rehearsal studio in a residential neighborhood of Rome, Nigerian asylum seeker Sylvester Ezeala let slip a smile as he drummed a pair of claves to the mesmeric beat of African reggae.


Germany bets on second time lucky with migrant workers Aug 18 2017

GESCHER, Germany As Germany struggles to absorb more than a million migrants from the Middle East and Africa, the government is hoping to avoid the mistakes it made half a century ago when it brought in a generation of guest workers from Turkey.

African migrants fear for future as Italy struggles with surge in arrivals Jul 18 2017

VENICE, Italy (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Three years after he risked his life crossing the Mediterranean Sea from Libya to Italy on a small boat crammed with migrants, 22-year-old Sow Muhammed can hardly believe his luck.


EU effort to halt migrants founders in Libya's chaos Jun 26 2017

TRIPOLI When Libya's coastguard received the first of a long-awaited batch of patrol boats from Italy last month, two of the four vessels still had mechanical problems and one broke down on the way to Tripoli.


'Refugee city' Barcelona puts work for young migrants on the menu Jun 20 2017

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Dominican migrant Angel Méndez moved to Barcelona two years ago and couldn’t find a job, his future looked bleak.

Danish 'sex ambulance' seeks to protect sex workers but migrant women at risk May 18 2017

COPENHAGEN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In a dark tunnel in Copenhagen's red light district on a freezing night, Annika gasped for air as the stranger who agreed to pay her for sex started suffocating her with his bare hands.