My Sinchew/ Refugees

Image of migrant baby at barbed wire fence wins World Press Photo

A haunting black-and-white image of a refugee passing a baby under a barbed wire fence won the prestigious World Press Photo Award on Thursday, highlighting Europe's worst migrant crisis since World War II.

A third of migrants sailing to Greece are children: UNICEF

Children now make up over a third of the migrants making the perilous sea crossing from Turkey to Greece, the UN said Tuesday, as two more babies drowned off Europe's shores.

Over 10,000 migrant children missing: Europol

Over 10,000 unaccompanied migrant children have disappeared in Europe, the EU police agency Europol said Sunday, fearing many have been whisked into sex trafficking rings or the slave trade.

Migrants arrive in Indonesia after Australian turn-back: police

Sixteen asylum seekers have come ashore in Indonesia after their boat was turned back from Australia, police said Friday, prompting fresh concern from Jakarta over Canberra's tough immigration policies.

13 children among at least 22 migrants drowned off Greece

At least 22 migrants, including 13 children, drowned overnight Thursday to Friday off the Greek islands of Kalymnos and Rhodes as they made a desperate bid to reach Europe, while another 144 people were rescued, Greek port authorities said.

Professional, semi-skilled Syrian refugees eligible to minimum wages

The 3,000 Syrian refugees, preferably professional and semi-skilled, which Malaysia will accept over the next three years are eligible to receive minimum wages upon selection to work in this country.

Greek island struggling to be ready as EU 'hotspot' centre

Inside the barbed-wire enclosure of Moria, Greece's main migrant camp on Lesbos island, a visiting EU leader learns for the first time how far exhausted Syrian refugees have to walk to begin their long journey to Europe.

Children's bodies washed up in Kos in latest migrant crisis tragedy

The badly decomposed bodies of two children were found washed up on the Greek island of Kos on Sunday, the latest victims of a crisis that has seen 630,000 people enter the EU illegally this year.

Malaysia to take in 3,000 Syrian refugees: Najib

PM Najib says Malaysia will take in 3,000 Syrian refugees over the next three years.

22 dead after Greece-bound migrant boat sinks off Turkey: report

At least 22 migrants trying to reach Greece by boat, including 11 women and four children, drowned Tuesday when their vessel sank off Turkey's southwest coast, local media reported.



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