The first group arrives safely in Europe via a humanitarian corridor from Libya, a support campaign for NGO worker Helena Malena who is being investigated in Morocco for "aiding and abetting illegal migration", and a German study has found that a large proportion of working migrants are in highly-skilled jobs.
First humanitarian corridors from Libya, 162 migrants arrive in Italy: The first group was brought to Italy by military aircraft from a detention camp in Libya. The humanitarian corridor is an initiative agreed by the Italian and Libyan governments as well as the UN and the Italian Bishops Conference.
Morocco accuses activist of migrant trafficking: Helena Malena, a migration expert and spokeswoman for the NGO Caminando Fronteras, is being investigated for "aiding and abetting illegal immigration." More than 200 film personalities, politicians and journalists have signed a manifesto in her support.
Study shows a high proportion of migrants are employed in high-skilled jobs in Germany: The Cologne Institute for Economic Research (IW), a German employer group, looked at employment figures for migrants from eight main countries of origin – Afghanistan, Eritrea, Iraq, Iran, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia and Syria. It found that about 14,000 migrants are in formal work, and of those, around 60 percent have skilled jobs.