UK calls for joint patrols with France after 27 people drown in English Channel - BBC News

UK calls for joint patrols with France after 27 people drown in English Channel – BBC News

The UK government has called on France to allow British security staff to conduct joint patrols on French beaches. It follows the deaths of 27 people in the English Channel when their inflatable boat sunk as they tried to make…

31 people drown crossing English Channel as inflatable dingy capsizes - BBC News

31 people drown crossing English Channel as inflatable dingy capsizes – BBC News

31 people, including five women and a little girl, died on Wednesday after their rubber boat capsized while they attempted the sea crossing from France to Britain. It’s the worst disaster on record involving migrants in the English Channel. Two…

President Lukashenko tells BBC “his guys” may be helping migrants breach Polish border - BBC News

President Lukashenko tells BBC “his guys” may be helping migrants breach Polish border – BBC News

The President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, has said that he will not stop the flow of thousands of migrants through his country as they try to enter the European Union.   In an exclusive interview with the BBC, President Lukashenko…

Migrant crisis: one family’s desperate efforts to reach the EU from eastern Europe - BBC News

Migrant crisis: one family’s desperate efforts to reach the EU from eastern Europe – BBC News

Across Eastern Europe, from Belarus to the Balkans, people fleeing conflict and poverty are trying to reach the European Union. One popular route into the EU is through Bosnia and Herzegovina, into Croatia. According to the United Nations, since 2018…

Water canon and tear gas used on migrants at Belarus-Poland border - BBC News

Water canon and tear gas used on migrants at Belarus-Poland border – BBC News

There have been clashes between police and migrants on the border between Belarus and Poland, with Polish security forces using water canon and tear gas to drive the migrants back. Poland has accused Belarus of trying to force migrants across…

EU imposes new sanctions on Belarus as migrant crisis escalates - BBC News

EU imposes new sanctions on Belarus as migrant crisis escalates – BBC News

The European Union is to impose more sanctions on Belarus, aimed at everyone involved in facilitating the transport of people to the country’s border with Poland. Thousands of migrants are trapped on the border in temporary camps in freezing conditions.…

Warnings that Belarus migrant crisis risks military conflict - BBC News

Warnings that Belarus migrant crisis risks military conflict – BBC News

Countries bordering Belarus are warning that the migrant crisis on its border could escalate into a military confrontation. Thousands of migrants are stranded on the border between Belarus and Poland in freezing conditions. Western countries at the United Nations have…

Thousands of migrants mass on Belarus border with Poland - BBC News

Thousands of migrants mass on Belarus border with Poland – BBC News

Poland has accused Belarus of creating a major incident on the border between the two countries by encouraging migrants to try to force their way across. The Polish government says there are currently between 3,000 and 4,000 people at the…

Abandoned refugees living on Libya's streets in appalling conditions - BBC News

Abandoned refugees living on Libya’s streets in appalling conditions – BBC News

Libya is the main hub for migrants and refugees hoping to cross from Africa to Europe via the Mediterranean. Thousands of migrants were detained in early October 2021 in a crackdown by the Libyan authorities. But detention centres are dangerously…

New evidence of Belarus sending migrants across its border - BBC News

New evidence of Belarus sending migrants across its border – BBC News

EU leaders area threatening to take tough new action against Belarus and its President Alexander Lukashenko, who they accuse of deliberately sending migrants into neighbouring countries. The European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, said Belarus was guilty of “state-sponsored people-smuggling”…