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A Brief Guide to EU Immigration Debate Jargon

what are people on about when they talk about "Triton"? What's a "Eurosur"? Why is Dublin making regulations governing anything?
Sophie Claasen and Aurora Orso
8.21.15
Hell or Salt Water

Hell on High Seas

A record number of migrants are placing their lives in the hands of volatile people smugglers and violent seas in search of safe harbor. How did it get so dire?
Geraldine Cremin
8.11.15
Europe

Italy May Have Found the Wreckage of the Boat From the Deadliest Migrant Disaster

The Italian navy discovered the wreckage 85 miles off the coast of Libya, but it remains to be seen whether a comprehensive death toll can be finally be established for the disaster.
Sally Hayden
5.8.15
Europe

Alleged Captain of Migrant Boat Disaster Appears in Court as Critics Call EU Leaders' Pledge 'Not Enough'

Alleged captain of a migrant boat crammed with hundreds of migrants faces possible charges of homicide and people-trafficking, while EU leaders announce measures to boost search-and-rescue operations
Jenna Corderoy
4.24.15
News

The UK Government's Willful Negligence Is Killing Immigrants in the Mediterranean

Anti-immigrant policies are causing the deaths of people desperately trying to reach better lives in Europe.
Wail Qasim
4.21.15
Europe

As Many as 400 Migrants Feared Drowned as Mediterranean Death Rate Soars

The Italian navy rescued 142 migrants and recovered eight bodies after a boat capsized south of the island of Lampedusa. The UN says deaths have increased fifty-fold from the same period last year.
Sally Hayden
4.15.15
europe or die

Italy's Mediterranean Mass Grave: Europe or Die (Episode 4)

In the final episode of Europe or Die, VICE News correspondent Milène Larsson arrives in Italy as the only extensive search and rescue mission in the Mediterranean is replaced with a border surveillance mission, effectively leaving thousands of...
VICE News
2.17.15
migrants

Storming Spain's Razor-Wire Fence: Europe Or Die (Episode 1)

In episode one of our series, VICE News correspondent Milène Larsson travels to the border between Morocco and Spain, where West Africans in their thousands storm the razor-wire-clad fences, only to be beaten back by border police.
VICE News
1.26.15
refugees

Risking Their Lives to Cross the Border: Europe or Die (Trailer)

Coming Soon: VICE News presents Europe or Die, a new 4-part series that documents the migrants and refugees risking their lives to reach Europe and the forces tasked to keep them out.
VICE News
1.23.15
Europe

Pope Francis Warns European Union That the Mediterranean Risks Becoming a 'Vast Migrant Cemetery'

The pontiff called the EU 'elderly and haggard' and condemned the absence of a united response to the boatloads of migrants making perilous maritime bids for European shores.
Sally Hayden
11.26.14
Europe

Surge in Migrant Deaths Predicted as Italy Ends Mediterranean Rescue Program

Italy is abandoning a search and rescue operation credited with saving 400 lives a day, replacing it with a more limited mission headed by a European agency.
Liz Fields
11.1.14
VICE News

Fortress Italia

How is Italy dealing with the massive influx of migrants who are making the perilous—and sometimes deadly—journey across the Mediterranean from Africa's northern coast?
VICE Staff
10.8.14
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