Joel Millman

Migrant deaths at US-Mexico border surpass 400 in 2017: IOM

Although migrant apprehensions at the US-Mexican border decreased in 2017, the number of people who died while making the crossing remained high, the UN Migration Agency (IOM) reports.

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IOM worried by rise in deaths of migrants crossing US-Mexico border

The drowning of a five-year-old child in the Rio Grande river this week and the recent discovery of 10 bodies in the back of a tractor-trailer in Texas are harrowing reminders of the dangers undocumented migrants face in their attempts to enter the United States.

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News in Brief 19 May 2017 – (AM) Geneva

Thousands more migrants rescued on Mediterranean Sea crossing

Nearly 3,000 migrants have been saved in a single day after trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea from North Africa to Europe.

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High seas robberies pose new threat to migrant sailing season

More than 6,000 migrants have been rescued from the Mediterranean Sea after leaving the North African coastline at the weekend.

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Mosul casualties mount as offensive continues

Details are emerging of the human toll caused by the fight for the Iraqi city of Mosul, with reports that babies just two months old have sustained bullet and blast wounds.

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