Migrants: News

31 Aug 2023

South Africa

Johannesburg: Fire in abandoned building sheltering homeless leaves 73 dead

A catastrophic fire in a five-story building in South Africa's Johannesburg claimed at least 73 lives, including seven children, and injured 52.

10 Nov 2022

Fire Accidents

Maldives: 8 Indians among 10 migrant workers die in fire

At least 10 people including eight Indian migrant workers lost their lives in a fire in Male city of Maldives on Thursday.

27 Jul 2021


UN: Migrant boat capsizes off Libya, 57 presumed dead

A boat carrying African migrants capsized off Libya's coast Monday, leaving at least 57 people presumed dead, a UN migration official said.

25 May 2021


COVID-19 crisis: Man sets up community kitchen for slum dwellers

A man from Mumbai has set up a community kitchen from his savings for the poor migrant workers who are suffering due to the COVID-19-induced restrictions.

20 May 2021


War, climate displaced tens of millions in 2020: Study

A key group that monitors internal displacement said on Thursday that violence and disasters forced people to relocate within their countries more than 40 million times last year, the highest such tally in over a decade.

08 Apr 2021


Lockdown fear: Migrants leaving Gujarat amid COVID-19 surge

Fearing another lockdown in the wake of a sudden spike in COVID-19 cases in Gujarat, migrant workers and their families have started leaving Surat and Ahmedabad, two of the state's most severely affected cities.

13 Apr 2019

Donald Trump

350 migrants 'break violently' into Mexico as new caravan arrives

A group of around 350 Central American migrants "broke violently" into Mexico yesterday, the country's immigration authorities said, as a new caravan of around 2,500 people arrived from Guatemala.

09 Jan 2019


#PolicyExplainer: All about the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019

The Lok Sabha on Tuesday had passed, amid protests by the Opposition, the Citizen (Amendment) Bill, 2019 that seeks to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955.

08 Jan 2019


UK visa costs increase significantly for Indians, non-EU migrants

The overall cost for a UK visa for Indians as well as non-EU citizens will increase from Tuesday after plans to increase the immigration health surcharge (IHS) were approved.

26 Dec 2018

Donald Trump

US: Two migrant children die in border detention camps

An eight-year-old Guatemalan child detained by US Customs and Border Protection died on Tuesday, marking the second death of an migrant child in government custody at the US-Mexico border this month.

UN Assembly adopts refugee pact, only US, Hungary vote 'no'

The UN General Assembly yesterday adopted, by a wide majority, a Global Compact on Refugees aimed at improving efforts to manage large refugee movements but without the support of the United States and Hungary.

06 Oct 2018


Gujarat: 14-month-old's rape sets off attacks on UP, Bihar migrants

The rape of a 14-month-old, allegedly by a Bihari migrant in Sabarkantha district of Gujarat last week, has set off revenge attacks on migrants from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, reports IE.

03 Oct 2018


Germany to ease immigration rules to tackle worker shortage

Worker-starved Germany will ease immigration rules to attract foreign job seekers, including giving well-integrated irregular migrants, in employment, a shot at staying, ministers said yesterday.

28 Sep 2018


Thirteen Bangladeshi nationals including 5 children arrested in Mathura

Thirteen Bangladeshi nationals, including five children, were taken into custody today in a village near Mathura, police said.

27 Jun 2018


With dip in cost-of-living, Bengaluru now more attractive for foreigners

That Mumbai is the most expensive to live in for expatriates among all Indian cities is no surprise.

27 Jun 2018

Donald Trump

US-Federal-judge orders Trump administration to reunite migrant families within 30-days

A federal judge in San Diego issued a preliminary injunction to reunite separated parents with their children taken from them under Trump's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy.

26 Feb 2018


Falling number of Indian students could impact US severely: Report

The US' tightening of immigration policies has taken a hit on international students, particularly from India.

02 Feb 2018


90 migrants feared dead as boat capsizes off Libya coast

About 90 migrants are feared dead as an overcrowded boat capsized off the Libyan coast, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said.

22 Aug 2017

Donald Trump

Mexico: Authorities rescue 115 migrants kept in deplorable conditions

As Donald Trump is tightening immigration stipulations in the US, Mexican police is reported to have rescued 115 migrants including 41 minors from the Veracruz state in Eastern Mexico.

18 Aug 2017


Migrant crisis: Spain rescues 600 Moroccan migrants in 24 hours

As migrants continue to pour into Europe from North Africa and Syria, the Spanish Coast Guard claims to have rescued 600 migrants from Morocco within 24 hours!

29 Jun 2017


Migrant crisis: Is Italy gearing up to close its ports?

Pointing to an unsustainable situation with respect to African migrants coming in through the sea, Italy has threatened to close off its ports to boats carrying them.