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The plans come amid a renewed hike in children and families reaching the US from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. They include a deal in which Costa Rica has agreed to act as a kind of holding nation for asylum seekers in urgent need of relocation
Aid workers are still recovering the bodies, but it appears to be the latest deadly incident during a recent surge of attempted migrant crossings from North Africa to Europe.
Dozens of people have died in the flooding that has hit the country over the last month, sparking another weather-related crisis in the country already experiencing severe drought.
In the past five years armed groups have proliferated, capitalizing on Libya's porous borders, political crisis, and security vacuum, and transforming the smuggling of human beings into a lucrative, and booming, business.
Thousands of Iraqi asylum seekers are deciding they've had enough of life in Belgium.
As a Saudi-led naval blockade has slowed the flow of humanitarian aid into Yemen to a trickle, desperate people packed aboard cattle boats are being ferried by the hundreds to Somalia.
After taking in 50,000 people in the last week alone, Germany announced a plan to implement temporary border checks starting on the southern frontier with Austria.
People were saved from unseaworthy vessels in 22 separate operations as smugglers took advantage of ideal conditions to launch more boats than usual.
Almost all the migrants are bound for Italy and Greece, the International Organization for Migration reported on Friday. And according to the UN Refugee Agency, an average of 1,000 people are arriving on the Greek islands everyday.
Sunni Muslims in the Iraqi capital say they are being increasingly targeted by Shiite militia and harassed by security forces.
Human rights groups have been investigating alleged violence and killings of Cambodian workers during Thai police-led raids.
Migrants described widespread abuse by human traffickers in Yemen — including beatings, rapes, and killings.