Migration and the refugee crisis are on the agenda as G7 leaders meet in Taormina, Italy. 200 children have died crossing the Mediterranean Sea so far this year, and many migrants are without shelter in northern France after fires destroyed the migrant camp in Grande-Synthe. This and more in today's news roundup.
Migration crisis looms over G7 meeting: Leaders of the world’s seven wealthiest democracies are meeting on the island of Sicily. The location was chosen to highlight the plight of thousands of refugees who arrive there after enduring perilous journeys at sea. Click here to watch video.
200 children died crossing the Mediterranean in 5 months: At least
200 children have died this year on the central Mediterranean migration route
from North Africa to Italy, an average of over one per day. The figures are
released by UNICEF ahead of the G7 meeting in Taormina. Click here to read more.
- Precarious conditions for refugees displaced in Calais camp eviction: Six months after the demolition of the so-called 'Jungle' camp, a new report by British human rights organization 'Refugee Rights Data Project' examines the situation of migrant minors still living in the Calais area. Click here to read more.
Hundreds of migrants still homeless in Grande-Synthe area: Hundreds of migrants are living on the streets of Grande-Synthe in northern France, a charity said Wednesday, more than a month after a fire destroyed the town’s humanitarian refugee camp. Click here to read more.
Syrian refugees face tough odds in quest for higher education: Despite the assistance of UNHCR’s DAFI scholarship programme in Lebanon, Syrian refugees in higher education are the exception to the rule. Click here to read more.