More Than a Million Afghans Flee as Economy Collapses

Thousands of Afghans are trying to sneak into Iran and Pakistan each day, as incomes have dried up and life-threatening hunger has become widespread.

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3 Children and 1 Woman Drowned While Migrating Across the Aegean Sea

Migrant crossings are down and so are deaths at sea, but Tuesday’s incident was a reminder that dangers remain.

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Smugglers Throw Migrants Overboard; at Least 20 Are Feared Drowned

Several times in recent years, migrants trying to cross between Djibouti and Yemen have been thrown into the sea.

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Many Migrants Still Stranded in Bosnia as Freezing Cold Sets In

Local authorities have refused to reopen an E.U.-funded housing facility for the migrants, bringing criticism that Bosnia has failed to provide basic humanitarian assistance required by international law.

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Hundreds of Migrants Stranded in Freezing Weather in Bosnia

Up to 700 people lacking winter clothes, sleeping bags and tents have slept outside after a temporary camp was dismantled. Local hostility has blocked efforts to relocate them.

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At Least 74 Drown in Wreck Off Libya, U.N. Agency Says

A rubber raft crowded with at least 120 migrants sank in the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday. The craft was on a notoriously dangerous route for refugees trying to reach European shores.

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Hundreds Die at Sea Off Senegal’s Coast on a Perilous Route to Europe

Those attempting to migrate from West Africa to Europe are once again taking a route so dangerous it’s known as “Barcelona or die.”

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At Least 140 Drown in Worst Shipwreck of 2020, U.N. Agency Says

About 200 migrants were aboard a boat that caught fire and capsized on Saturday, hours after it had left Senegal for the Canary Islands, according to the International Organization for Migration.

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Migrants Adrift Off Malta Called for Help. Then They Waited. And Waited.

A boat carrying 95 migrants on the Mediterranean floated adrift for more than 30 hours before the Maltese authorities finally brought them to shore under intense pressure.

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Boat Disaster in Turkey Leaves at Least 60 Migrants Dead

Rescuers continue to pull the bodies of victims from Lake Van, in eastern Turkey, more than three weeks after the fishing boat carrying them sank.

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