November 24, 2017
November 24, 2017

Interpol has arrested 40 persons for human trafficking in western Africa. In Istanbul, clashes between refugees and locals are on the rise. InfoMigrants talked to authorities and migrants in Romania about illegal border crossings. This and more in today's roundup.

UNHCR: changing migrant routes to Europe: According to a new report from the UN Refugee Agency UNHCR, the migrant route towards Greece is becoming 'hot' again. Meanwhile, fewer people are crossing the Mediterranean from Libya to Italy.

Interpol arrests 40 in human trafficking raids in Africa: Authorities in west and central Africa have rescued 500 victims of human trafficking in a series of raids. The operation was part of a German-funded initiative targeting organized crime.

Italy: programme helps give unaccompanied minors independence: Never Alone is a project in Italy that offers training, job orientation, internships, and housing independence to unaccompanied foreign minors in Turin, Catania, and Rome.

Istanbul: Violence in poor neighbourhoods: Turkey hosts nearly three million Syrian and Iraqi refugees. But there have been an increasing number of violent clashes between refugees and locals across Turkey. That violence is causing concern that Turkey could face a crisis.

Apprehended at the border: migrants in Romania: Almost every day dozens of people are being caught at the border trying to come to Romania and reach Western Europe. 76 human traffickers have been detained in Romania so far in 2017.

Refugees in Greece tell stories at interactive exhibition: The intimate exhibition features the personal stories of 20 refugees who are rebuilding their lives in Greece. In addition to examining their stories, the show also looks ahead into the future and encourages migrants to hone their creativity.

 

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