• We drank urine, water from well with corpse inside to survive – Deported Nigerian migrants…See photos

    We drank urine, water from well with corpse inside to survive – Deported Nigerian migrants…See photos

    Some Europe-bound Nigerians, who were deported as migrants, have shared their tales of survival and narrow escape from death.

    The migrants recounted how out of thirst, they drank water from a well with dead body inside and nearly suffocated while hiding in a truck covered with watermelons as camouflage and witnessing teenage girls raped at gunpoint by their traffickers.

    The survivors, who spoke at the Synagogue Church Of All Nations, SCOAN, in Lagos, during a live broadcast on Emmanuel Television, recounted distressing […]

  • Germany plans 48m Euros package to stop illegal migrants from Nigeria

    Germany plans 48m Euros package to stop illegal migrants from Nigeria

    Germany is putting together 47.7 million Euros development package for Nigeria to address the challenge posed by illegal migrants.

    The package is expected to stop illegal migration.

    German Foreign Affairs Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier made the statement in Abuja when he fielded questions from newsmen at the end of a meeting of Nigeria-German Bi-National Commission.

    He said Nigeria and Germany have signed an understanding not to allow illegal migrants from Nigeria stay in Germany or Europe.

    “There is an understanding in Nigeria and we have […]

  • Boat Carrying 600 Migrants Capsize, 29 Dies

    Boat Carrying 600 Migrants Capsize, 29 Dies

    A boat carrying around 600 people has capsized off Egypt’s coast, killing at least 29, officials said today, in the latest disaster to befall migrants attempting to cross to Europe.

    The boat sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Burg Rashid, a village in the northern Beheira province.

    Of the 29 bodies found so far, 18 were men, 10 were women and one was a child, local officials said.

    “Initial information indicates that the boat sank because it was carrying more people than its […]

  • Buhari, others adopt New York declaration for refugees, migrants

    Buhari, others adopt New York declaration for refugees, migrants

    President Muhammadu Buhari and several other world leaders have adopted the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants.

    The adoption took place on Monday night in New York.

    The declaration expresses the political will of world leaders to protect the rights of refugees and migrants, to save lives and share responsibility for large movements on global scale.

    The UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, while congratulating member states for adopting the declaration, said: “Today’s summit represents a breakthrough in our collective efforts to address the […]

  • 15 bodies pulled from sea as more than 2,700 migrants saved from 23 boats in one day in the mediterranean sea

    15 bodies pulled from sea as more than 2,700 migrants saved from 23 boats in one day in the mediterranean sea

    Italy’s navy and coastguard, ships patrolling on a European Union anti-smuggling mission, vessels run by humanitarian groups and a commercial tugboat rescued intending migrants off the coast of Libya.

    In one operation to help the migrants, they panicked when they felt choked by fumes and began throwing themselves into the water in a desperate bid to reach a vessel operated by Malta-based humanitarian group MOAS so they could be rescued.

    Some members of the crew also jumped into the sea in an […]

  • Dramatic photos from the rescue of over 6,500 migrants in the Mediterranean Sea, 13 miles off Libya coasts

    Dramatic photos from the rescue of over 6,500 migrants in the Mediterranean Sea, 13 miles off Libya coasts

    Around 6, 500 migrants were rescued on Monday morning, August 29th from more than 40 fishing boats by members of Proactiva Open Arms NGO, Doctors Without Borders, Italian Coast Guard personnel and several partner agencies about 13 miles north of Sabratha, Libya.

    The series of rescue mission, which was captured on video shows the desperate  migrants, most of them from Eritrea and Somalia, jumping into the water from a crowded wooden boat  to swim to the coast guard vessels and others […]