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    London, Sep 18, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) says the number of asylum applications filed in the 36 OECD member countries had gone down by 35 per cent in 2018. The organisation made this known when it presented its International Migration Outlook for 2019 on Wednesday. Asylum applications went down to 1.07 million ...
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    London, September 25, 2018 (AltAfrica)-Technical experts to the High-Level Panel on Migration in Africa (HLPM) concluded a two-day meeting at the headquarters of the African Development Bank (AfDB) in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, with a strong call for a new narrative on African migration based on the notion that migration is normal and inevitable. Noting that ...
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    London, September 23, 2018 (AltAfrica)-Judges in Palermo have ordered the immediate release of six Tunisian fishermen who were arrested by the Italian police on suspicion of enabling the smuggling of migrants. The men were captured at sea early in September after their trawler released a small vessel it had been towing with 14 migrants onboard, 24 miles ...
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    In a gold-panelled Elysée Palace suite draped in chandeliers and fine art, seven European and African leaders presided over an August conference that could determine the future of thousands of migrants stretching from the windswept deserts of Libya to the dismal camps of Calais. After discussions hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron, the leaders unveiled ...
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    In recent months, a debate has been brewing inside Italy and across the European Union about NGOs that operate in the Mediterranean Sea between the coasts of Sicily and Libya to conduct search and rescue operations (SAR) to save refugees fleeing Africa – where at least 1300 people have drowned attempting the dangerous journey so ...