Latest European mass migration crisis News

UN expert: 100,000 kids in migration-related detention in US

Nov. 18, 2019 2:08 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — An independent expert working with the U.N. human rights office estimates that over 100,000 children are being held in migration-related detention in the United States. Human rights lawyer Manfred Nowak said Monday the U.S. is holding “far more” than are other countries for...

The Latest: EU calls for closure of migrants camp in Bosnia

Nov. 18, 2019 10:29 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on migration flows to Europe (all times local): 4:25 p.m. European Union officials have reiterated their call for the closure of a camp in northwestern Bosnia where hundreds of migrants are living in poor conditions with almost no facilities. An EU delegation warned during a visit...

France, Denmark call for more unified asylum rules in Europe

Nov. 18, 2019 9:19 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — France’s President Emmanuel Macron and Denmark’s Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen have called for more unified European Union rules on granting asylum to better handle uncontrolled immigration. In a joint statement in Paris Monday, the two pushed for a “reinforced...

Van with 52 migrants smashes through Spanish enclave border

Nov. 18, 2019 8:29 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — A van carrying 52 migrants and going at high speed smashed through a border barrier between Morocco and Spain to enter the Spanish enclave of Ceuta, officials said Monday. A spokesman for the Interior Ministry´s office in Ceuta said the vehicle broke through a metal gate on the Spanish...

Migrant shot and seriously wounded in Croatia

Nov. 17, 2019 11:28 AM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A Croatian hospital says a migrant is fighting for his life after being shot Friday by police. Doctors in the Croatian port of Rijeka said Sunday the unidentified migrant suffered multiple bullet wounds to his chest. Croatian police have said they fired shots at a group of migrants...

Business chief concerned about UK parties’ economic policies

Nov. 17, 2019 9:33 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A senior British business leader has raised concerns about the economic policies of the two main parties in next month’s election, describing 2020 as the most important year in a generation due to uncertainty over Britain’s departure from the European Union. Confederation of...

Storm sweeps through make-shift migrant camp in Bosnia

Nov. 16, 2019 10:51 AM EST

BIHAC, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A storm in Bosnia has swept through a bleak makeshift camp for migrants who are trying to reach Western Europe, blowing many tents away. Migrants staying in the Vucjak camp near Bosnia’s border with Croatia were appealing for help on Saturday after spending a...

UK’s Labour Party hammering out election platform

Nov. 16, 2019 9:07 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Labour Party leaders are meeting Saturday to hammer out the details of their platform for next month’s U.K. election amid tensions over immigration, which has been central to the debate over Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union. Party leader Jeremy Corbyn refused to...

Rights group: Bosnian migrant camp “dangerous and inhumane”

Nov. 15, 2019 5:01 PM EST

BIHAC, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A prominent humanitarian group is warning that migrants trying to reach Western Europe are living in “dangerously cold and harsh conditions” in Bosnia, where hundreds rallied on Friday amid tensions over the influx of people fleeing war and poverty. The...

Migrants huddle in the cold in makeshift camp in Bosnia

Nov. 14, 2019 2:11 PM EST

BIHAC, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Heavy, gray clouds hung low above a makeshift migrant camp on Bosnia’s border with Croatia, heralding more rain and misery for hundreds of people stuck in the remote tent field as they try to get to Western Europe. Rain this autumn has turned the Vucjak camp into a...