What are the reasons behind the drop in migrant arrivals to Italy? The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg ruled in favor of two migrants expelled back to Morocco, and Tunisia and Switzerland strengthen cooperation on migrants. This and more in today’s roundup.
EU policy reducing number of migrants crossing Mediterranean: Far fewer people are making the dangerous journey from Libya to Italy. Maryline Dumas talked to people in Libya to find out why. Click here to read more.
Strasbourg Court rules against Spain's migrant expulsions: The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg ruled Spain must pay 5,000 euros in damages to two migrants it expelled back to Morocco. The migrants were stopped after scaling the border fence surrounding the Spanish enclave of Melilla. Click here to read more.
Tunisia and Switzerland strengthen cooperation on migrants: Switzerland will extend its strategy on migratory cooperation with Tunisia through 2020, with a planned investment of more than 100 million Swiss francs over four years. The strategy aims at encouraging young Tunisians to enter the workforce in their home country. Click here to read more.
War in Yemen: UN blacklists Saudi-led coalition for killing children: The UN has added the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen to its annual list of shame for killing hundreds of children in 2016. But the world body noted that the coalition had put in place some measures to protect kids. Click here to read more.
'Esodi', an online map of migration routes: 'ESODI'. Migratory Routes from Sub-Saharan Countries to Europe' is an interactive online map illustrating migration routes from Africa to Europe based on witness reports directly provided by migrants to the NGO Doctors for Human Rights Italy (MEDU). Click here to read more.