Three volunteers, two Brits and one French citizen, were arrested while distributing food among migrants in the Italian town of Ventimiglia, near the French border. The three were charged with violating a city order prohibiting food donations to refugees.
The mass sexual assaults on women in Cologne on New Year’s Eve 2016 could have been prevented if not for a handful of “mistakes” by the city’s authorities in the lead-up to the incidents, according to a draft report revealed by German media.
Winter sea rescues of migrants and asylum seekers in the Mediterranean Sea between Italy and Libya have reached three-year highs, with new arrivals so far standing at least 60 percent higher than this time last year.
Eight Iraqi asylum seekers have been sentenced by an Austrian court to between nine and 13 years in jail for the brutal gang-rape of a 28-year-old German woman during New Year’s celebrations over a year ago.
The center-right mayor of the French port city of Calais faces a standoff with aid groups, after issuing an order forbidding the systematic distribution of food on the site of the so-called ‘Jungle’ refugee camp, which was demolished last October.