Migrants

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Migrants cross river into Mexico in bid to reach US

21/10/2018

About 2,000 Central American migrants who circumvented Mexican police at a border bridge and swam and rafted across the river from Guatemala have decided to re-form their mass caravan and continue their trek towards the US.

World

Migrants begin hunger strike on Italian coastguard ship

24/08/2018

Many of the 150 migrants stranded on a coastguard ship for a ninth day have launched a hunger strike out of frustration that Italy will not let them disembark in Sicily unless fellow EU nations pledge to take them, authorities said.

UK

Watch: Dalai Lama hails UK’s response to refugee crisis

15/09/2015

The Dalai Lama has praised the UK’s response to the EU refugee crisis, saying the latest pledge to take in 20,000 refugees over the next five years is “wonderful”. The spiritual leader was speaking to members of the press at Magdalen College in Oxford, at the start of a nine-day visit to the UK.

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