The number of migrants arriving to Spain from Morocco by sea is rising. NGOs are halting their activities in the Mediterranean due to latest announcements by the Libyan coast guard and two Nigerian migrants have started a fashion label in Italy.
Spain border enclaves experience spike in migrants crossing over from Morocco: From the beginning of 2017 until August 6, the number of migrants arriving in Spain via sea has risen to 8,385, almost four times the number during the same period last year. Refugee numbers coming in through the Moroccan route could be more than the number of people coming to Greece via the Aegean. Click here to read more.
Major NGOs halt refugee operations in the Mediterranean: German aid group Sea-Eye has announced it will suspend migrant rescue operations in the Mediterranean. The announcement comes a day after Doctors Without Borders (MSF) took a similar decision citing security concerns. Click here to read more.
Migrant fashion designers start 'Happy Job' in Imperia: Two Nigerians have set up a fashion label in the Liguria region in Italy. Called "Happy Job," the label is an attempt to showcase African fashion in Italy. Click here to read more.
Nigeria: Parents in Borno State to receive allowance for sending children to school: Authorities are attempting to counter the Boko Haram insurgency by offering an allowance to parents who send their children to school. It comes amid reports some familes are 'donating' their daughters to the insurgency. Click here to read more.
Jordan begins issuing limited work permits to Syrians: The International Labour Organization (ILO) has said Syrian refugees working in Jordan's construction sector are being granted non-employer and non-position-specific work permits - the first of their kind for Syrian refugees in the Arab region. Click here to read more.