The asylum seekers using TikTok to share perils of Darien Gap | Migration News

Bogota, Colombia – Before Enderson Contreras embarked on a 45-day journey that began in Peru and ended in the United States, he checked the popular video app TikTok for insights on the dangerous trek that lay before him. Contreras had heard rumors of the dangers of the Darien Gap, a lawless, 96km (60-mile) jungle passage … Read more

Hurricane Ian: 23 migrants missing near Florida, US official says | Migration News

US agencies say they are conducting a search-and-rescue mission to find migrants after boat sinks amid incoming hurricane. A boat carrying more than two dozen migrants has sunk off the coast of Florida, a United States government official said, leaving 23 people missing as Hurricane Ian slams the US state. Walter Slosar, chief patrol agent … Read more

‘My life’s empty’: Father who lost family in Lebanon boat tragedy | Migration News

Nahr al-Bared, Lebanon – The road leading up to Mohamed Fares’s house follows the shore of the turquoise blue Mediterranean Sea, the same waters where his wife and three children drowned on September 23. Mohamad is one of the few survivors of the boat he and his family were on. It capsized off the coast … Read more

Canada sees new high in asylum seeker crossings from US | Migration News

Asylum seekers are forced to cross border at informal points of entry due to contentious deal between US and Canada. The number of asylum seekers entering Canada at informal points along the country’s border with the United States has reached the highest level since 2017, federal police data shows, as Ottawa prepares to defend a … Read more

From EU to immigration: What Italy’s next government plans to do | Politics News

A right-wing coalition led by Giorgia Meloni’s Brothers of Italy party has emerged victorious in the country’s general election. The far-right Brothers are projected to have secured 26 percent of the vote in Sunday’s poll, with coalition partners Matteo Salvini’s anti-immigration League, and Silvio Berlusconi’s right-wing Forza Italia, each picking up enough support to give … Read more

‘Bodies everywhere’: Survivors recount Lebanon boat disaster | Migration News

Speaking from a hospital bed, still in shock, Ibrahim Mansour, one of 20 people who survived one of the deadliest boat disasters in the Eastern Mediterranean, says he can’t forgive himself for not saving others. More than 150 people were on board the small boat that sailed from crisis-hit Lebanon on Wednesday morning, with the … Read more

Death toll from Lebanon migrant boat tragedy rises to 89 | Migration News

More people are believed to be missing as up to 150 people were on board the small boat that sank off Syria. More bodies of migrants and refugees have been recovered from the sea off Syria, raising the death toll in Thursday’s shipwreck to 89, as the Lebanese army said it arrested a suspected smuggler … Read more

Why Republican governors are relocating migrants across US | Migration News

Washington, D.C., – For months, the Republican governor of Texas has been sending asylum seekers on buses to Democratic-run states – without prior warning or coordination – to draw attention to the rising number of migrants into the United States through its border crossing with Mexico. Arizona followed soon after, and more recently, the governor … Read more

Dozens dead after boat carrying migrants sinks off Syria | Migration News

At least 34 people killed after a boat carrying migrants and refugees capsizes off Syrian coast, government says. Dozens of people have died after a boat carrying migrants and refugees from Lebanon capsized off Syria’s coast, according to the Syrian government. “The number of people found dead has risen to 34,” Syria’s health ministry said … Read more

New York City opening emergency centres for asylum seekers | Migration News

Mayor says new centers will provide shelter, food and healthcare to hundreds of people bused into the city each day. Emergency centers will be opened in New York City to provide support for migrants and asylum seekers, the mayor has announced, as Republican lawmakers from other parts of the United States continue to send busloads … Read more