November 28, 2017
November 28, 2017

A 16-year-old migrant from Mali talks about the torture he suffered in Libya. In the EU, Germany is the country with the highest rate of returns of rejected asylum seekers, and Turkey stops 22,000 migrants for illegal border crossings. This and more in today's roundup.

Modibo, 16, sold by human traffickers in Libya: In this video, 16-year-old Modibo from Mali speaks about the torture he suffered in Libya. He was sold by human traffickers, he was beaten and burned with cigarettes, and many died along the way in the desert. His message: do not attempt to go through this ordeal.

Germany on top of asylum deportations: The EU has calculated the return rate of rejected asylum seekers. Compared to other EU-member states, Germany has deported the most rejected asylum seekers.

Germany: Altena's pro-migrant mayor stabbed in kebab shop: The mayor of the western German town of Altena has been stabbed inside a kebab shop in an attack described by authorities as "politically motivated." Altena is known for welcoming refugees. One man has been charged.

Turkey stops 22,000 migrants trying to cross border in month: Some 22,000 migrants have been stopped by the Turkish authorities over the past month, according to interior ministry figures. The flow of migrants and refugees from Asia and the Middle East continues unabated towards Turkey, often with the idea of later crossing into the European Union.

Chad: The unexpected migration debate: Many Chadians are surprised: Since France's President Emmanuel Macron has been planning to set up asylum centers in Chad, the country has been the focus of a migration debate. But on the ground, it’s not really an issue.


 

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