Pope calls for refugee camps of ‘slavery and torture’ to close

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis called for the closing of migrant detention camps in Libya on Thursday, saying they were rife with torture and slavery. Francis, who has made a defense of migrants and refugees a key part of … Read More

As Europe shuts out migrants, activists are pushing back

Europeans are uniting to defend migrants’ rights at the grassroots, developing “translocal” campaigns. In July, a nondescript blue vessel drifting along the Italian coast became the latest flashpoint in Europe’s “migration crisis.” For the people on board, mostly from African … Read More

EU countries agree plan to handle migrants and refugees

Macron says 14 states back mechanism to redistribute people saved in the Mediterranean The rescue ship Alan Kurdi picking up 44 people from a wooden boat in the Mediterranean this month. Photograph: Fabian Heinz/Sea-Eye/EPA The French president, Emmanuel Macron, has said … Read More

Trump isn’t the only one who wants to build a wall. These European nations already did

(Photo: Kim Hjelmgaard, USA TODAY) KUBEKHAZA, Hungary — As mayor of this Hungarian village where tens of thousands of migrants recently marched toward northern Europe, Robert Molnar has some sympathy for his country’s decision to build a fence on the border … Read More

Christian ministry cancels California event fearing the state ‘will forbid some of what it teaches’

In an increasingly interconnected world, the refugee crisis has become a central issue for governments worldwide. Especially after the outbreak of the Syrian crisis, which caused more than one million refugees to cross into Europe in 2015 alone, the debate … Read More