Eight people died, including a child, and five others were missing on Wednesday after a boat carrying migrants towards Greece capsized off western Turkey, local media reported.
Near Beijing's $600 million Olympic stadium, migrant worker Ye Yiwen, her husband and two children cram into a tiny underground room, sheltering from the Chinese capital's biting winter and soaring property prices.
Mothers from across Central America whose children went missing in Mexico while trying to reach the United States found 12 family members after a 16-day search, officials said Wednesday.
About 30 Haitian migrants died after an overloaded freighter capsized in the Bahamas and 110 others were rescued in rough seas, the US Coast Guard said Tuesday.
Among other things, the amendments prohibit Kazakhstan’s citizens to employ more than 5 labor migrants as household personnel.
Locals on the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa fought back tears as they spoke of the desperate rush to haul dozens of drowning immigrants out of the sea as hundreds around them sank into the black waters.
Sifting through freshly caught sardines at a port in southern Thailand, Shi-Jai is one of thousands of migrant workers -- including women and children -- who keep the kingdom's huge fishing industry in business.
The current regulations in place prevent Kazakhstan’s individuals from hiring labor migrants. Consequently, most of migrants from other Central Asian states work in Kazakhstan illegally: migration police official.
The world is becoming an increasingly dangerous place for refugees and migrants.
Turkey's foreign minister voiced concern Sunday about rising anti-foreigner sentiment in crisis-hit Europe, on a visit to Germany where a neo-Nazi cell's bloody murder spree claimed mostly Turkish migrants among its victims.
At least 0.57 percent of Kazakhstan's GDP -- $1.1 billion per year -- is generated by labor migrants.
As of January 1, 2013 the overall number of valid work permits for migrants regardless of their country of origin totaled 21 712.
The UN's refugee arm said Wednesday it had permission from Thailand to access some 850 people, many thought to be from Myanmar's Rohingya minority, held after raids on hidden camps in the Thai south.
UN Human Rights Committee received a complaint of violation of the international covenant on civil and political rights by Kazakhstan authorities.
Kazakhstan Majilis deputy applied to the government with a request to develop a special migration program.
According to him, China is targeting Kazakhstan as part of its demographic expansion campaign.
Migrants from Kazakhstan make up 26.3% of the total figure.
A round table on migration was held in Almaty. 134 thousand of foreign citizens currently work in Almaty.
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