Almost 400 Africans from the sub-Sahara region stormed into Ceuta, a Spanish enclave, bordering Morocco. This is the biggest group in a decade to enter the area illegally.
Eight migrants have died, scores rescued and dozens are missing after their rubber dinghy ran into trouble off the Libyan coast. One rescue charity said those picked up had been in the sea for several hours.
A new Human Rights Watch (HRW) report has claimed that LGBT asylum seekers are experiencing abuse in Spain’s North African enclave. HRW has urged that these asylum seekers be transferred to mainland Spain.
Most of the refugees arriving in Melilla, a Spanish exclave in Northern Africa, are Syrians, Yemenis and Algerians. But no blacks apply for asylum at the border. Why is that? Santiago Saez reports from Melilla.
Germany will allocate €120 million to improving the conditions of refugees and migrants stranded in Libya and made vulnerable to enslavement and official violence. The government in Tripoli would administer the funds.
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