Refugees wait at the gate of the transit camp between Kenya and South Sudan
Refugees wait at the gate of the transit camp between Kenya and South Sudan

The Italian Coast Guard and NGO crews have rescued thousands of refugees from the Mediterranean over the weekend. Australia wants to put an end to its visa program for skilled workers and the South Sudan crisis has resulted in an emergency in Kenya's Kakuma camp. Read more in today's news roundup.


  1. Thousands of migrants saved from Mediterranean Sea over Easter weekend: The Italian coast guard and NGOs have saved thousands of migrants from the Mediterranean over Easter weekend. The EU is concerned smugglers will use better weather and instability in Libya to send more migrants. Click here to read more.

  2. Australia ends 457 visa program for skilled workers to 'put Australians first': Australia is to abandon a visa program for skilled foreign workers and replace it with a stricter scheme. The aim is to give Australian workers priority for jobs. Click here to read more.

  3. On the Kenya-Sudan border, refugees and locals vie for limited resources: Kakuma was once a sleepy, remote region of Kenya. Now it is home to the country's second-largest refugee camp. There appears to be no end in sight to the stream of people escaping war-torn South Sudan. Click here to read more.

  4. A photo contest for foreigners in Milan: The Archdiocese of Milan and the Foundation for Initiatives and Studies on Multi-Ethnicity (ISMU) has announced a photography contest called "Fotomigrando: Religions in Milan reshape the city’s face" for foreigners.  Click here to read more.

  5. Italy can set an example for integration : Syrian sociologist: Syrian sociologist Ferial Mouhanna, who teaches in Damascus, says that Italy can serve as a new example for the integration of Muslims of foreign origin without engaging in forced assimilation. Click here to read more.

 

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