Nearly 100 African migrants are missing after a boat sank off the Libyan coast. Migrants returning home to the Gambia report of abuse in Libya, and a new documentary film tells the story of a migrant from Cameroon who traveled four years to reach Germany. This and more in today's news roundup.
Nearly 100 missing after boat sinks off Libyan coast: At least 97 African migrants, including women and children, are missing after their boat sank off the Libyan coast, as the Libyan coastguard informs. Click here to read more.
Syrian refugees in Turkey struggle with integration: As war rages on in their country, Syrians find language skills and decent wages hard to acquire in Turkey, despite having lived in the country for several years. Click here to read more.
Afghan refugees returning home from Pakistan lack prospects: Afghan refugees pressured by Pakistan to return to their volatile homeland where they face hunger and homelessness should be “patient”, according to an official who said his government plans to eventually offer more support. Click here to read more.
Hunger is widespread among Afghan refugees who’ve been forced to return to a country that isn’t able to support them https://t.co/p3b9EHfP05
— IRIN News (@irinnews) April 14, 2017
Gambian migrants returning home after mistreatment in Libya: Many Gambian migrants who reported cases of severe abuse during their detention in Libya have returned home. But now that The Gambia is transitioning to democracy, what will happen to those who made it to Europe? Click here to read more.
Asylum seekers turned away at US-Mexican border: A Mexican mother on the run from gangs and seeking asylum in the U.S. says she was turned away three times at the border earlier this year. Human Rights First’s Shaw Drake says the case is indicative of a disturbing trend on the southern U.S. border. Click here to read more.
Film documents perilous journey to Europe: The documentary "When Paul came over the Sea" tells the true story of Paul Nkamani, a migrant from Cameroon, and his perilous journey to Germany. While accompanying his protagonist, filmmaker Jakob Preuss was confronted with the question over whether he should step outside his role and help Paul make his way. Click here to read more.