From the EU summit's decisions in Malta to the UN's warning about Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. Here's a list of news on migrants that made it to the headlines today:
1. EU looks to Libya to stem flow of asylum-seekers crossing Mediterranean: A plan to keep migrants from crossing the Mediterranean Sea has been agreed on by EU leaders at their Malta summit. Rights groups warn the policy will confine asylum-seekers to inhumane conditions in Libya. Click here to read more.
2. EU’s Foreign Affairs Representative Federica Mogherini says the EU will follow a path of “cooperation and partnership” in migration.
— EU External Action (@eu_eeas) February 3, 2017
3. Italy and Libya reach deal to stem migrant flow across Mediterranean : Prime Ministers Gentiloni and Seraj have promised closer cooperation to combat migrant smugglers. Their meeting came one day before EU leaders converge in Malta to discuss the EU's future. Click here to read more.
4. BKA: 2016 crime rates show Germany continues to be dangerous for refugees : Attacks on refugees and their homes remained high in 2016, Germany's Federal Criminal Police report. Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere intends to increase deportations of people whose asylum requests are rejected. Click here to read more
5. UN reports “devastating cruelty” against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. Click here to read more.
— UN Human Rights (@UNHumanRights) February 3, 2017
Compiled by Manasi Gopalakrishnan
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