Migrant workers

Refugees and migrants are transferred to the SOS Mediterranee Aquarius rescue ship a day after being rescued by members of the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms, after they tried to leave Libya and reach European soil aboard an overcrowded rubber boat, Monday, May 7, 2018. Italy's coast guard said Monday it had granted authorization for 105 migrants rescued at sea by a Spanish aid group to transfer to a sturdier boat after more than a daylong bureaucratic tussle left them exposed to the elements on the Mediterranean Sea. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
May 10, 2018 - 9:19 am
CATANIA, Sicily (AP) — Migrants who were left in the Mediterranean Sea for over a day during a bureaucratic standoff were so afraid of being turned over to the Libyan coast guard that they were about to jump into the water because they "prefer to die," aid workers said Thursday. The Aquarius rescue...
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May 07, 2018 - 3:59 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Five members of international aid groups from Spain and Denmark have been cleared in court on charges of attempting to illegally bring migrants into Greece. The three Spanish firefighters and two Danish men were arrested in January 2016 on the eastern Aegean Sea island of...
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A burnt double-decker bus is seen in Tak province, Thailand, Friday, March 30, 2018. Police say a fire on a bus carrying migrant workers to Thai factories has killed 20 people. It occurred in a western province along the border with Myanmar, and reports say the workers were from there. Police said the driver told police the fire started in the middle of the bus and spread quickly, trapping victims at the back of the bus.(Daily News via AP)
March 30, 2018 - 12:34 am
BANGKOK (AP) — A fire on a double-decker bus carrying migrant workers killed 20 people early Friday a week after another high death toll showed the continuing dangers of Thailand's roads. The fire was reported to police around 1:30 a.m. in Tak province in western Thailand along the border with...
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In this Feb. 22, 2018, file photo provided by the Office of the Special Assistant to the President, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, second from left, attends the wake for the overseas worker killed in Kuwait, Joanna Demafelis in Iloilo city, central Philippines. Duterte has banned the deployment of Filipino workers to the oil-rich Arab nation in anger while Filipino authorities are hunting for the local job recruiters of the 29-year-old Demafelis. At left is Joanna's father Crisanto and third from left is her mother Eva. (AP Photo/Christopher "Bong" Go, Special Assistant to the President)
March 02, 2018 - 6:20 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — When Joanna Demafelis' indebted family needed money to fix their typhoon-battered home, she followed in the footsteps of millions of other Filipinos and left to find work overseas. And like far too many Filipinos, her journey ended in tragedy. Demafelis' mutilated body...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street to attend the weekly Prime Ministers' Questions session, in parliament in London, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
February 23, 2018 - 9:38 am
LONDON (AP) — Brexit is little more than a year away but there is mounting evidence it's having a major impact on the number of European citizens looking to live and work in Britain. Figures released this week show net migration — the difference between those coming into Britain and those leaving...
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Syrian refugees register their names at the Azraq refugee camp job centre for employment on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, about 100 kilometres (62 miles) east of Amman, Jordan. Jordan has promised to provide thousands of work permits for Syrian refugees in exchange for development assistance funds and reduced tariff barriers on Jordanian exports to Europe. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)
February 18, 2018 - 10:50 am
AZRAQ REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan (AP) — A job center opened Sunday in Jordan's second largest camp for Syrian refugees, the latest sign of an EU-backed policy shift meant to improve the lives of the displaced in regional host countries and discourage them from migrating onward. Dozens of refugees crowded...
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December 13, 2017 - 10:23 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Five people died in an east Beijing fire, underscoring the challenges for the Chinese capital as it struggles to balance building safety with providing housing for its poor. Local media reported that the residents of Chaoyang district died before dawn Wednesday after electric bike...
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Zhang Chaoning, a migrant worker who has lived in the Chinese capital for 8 years bids farewell to this home on the outskirts of Beijing, China, Monday, Nov. 27, 2017. Authorities in Beijing have been evicting domestic migrant workers from the capital in droves, triggering a public outcry over the harsh treatment of people the city depends on to build their skyscrapers, care for their children and take on other lowly-paid work. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
November 28, 2017 - 4:01 am
BEIJING (AP) — Authorities in Beijing have launched sweeping evictions of workers who have migrated from elsewhere in the country, triggering a public outcry over the treatment of people the city depends on to build skyscrapers, care for children and take on other lowly paid work. Workers...
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September 14, 2017 - 8:12 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Asia Pacific business leaders are working on recommendations to protect migrant workers from modern day slavery and to ensure companies' supply sources are free from such unethical employment, according to Australia's ambassador for people smuggling and human trafficking...
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A man looks at flags, messages and candles placed after a van attack that killed at least 13, in central Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. Police on Friday shot and killed five people carrying bomb belts who were connected to the Barcelona van attack, as the manhunt intensified for the perpetrators of Europe's latest rampage claimed by the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
August 19, 2017 - 3:10 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Philippines government says a child missing after a vehicle plowed into pedestrians in Barcelona is the 7-year-old son of a Filipino woman who had been living in Australia. The Philippines' Foreign Affairs Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs Sarah Arriola said in...
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