International Organization for Migration

Illegal Migrant Sea Crossings to Europe in 2018 Break 55,000

Migrant sea crossings to Europe in 2018 have broken 55,000, with Spain outstripping Italy and Greece as the number one point of arrival for the first time following the installation of a Socialist government in Madrid.


Iraqi Forces Recapture Tal Afar Center from Islamic State

Iraqi forces have driven the Islamic State from central Tal Afar and its historic citadel, they said Saturday, placing them on the verge of fully recapturing one of the last IS strongholds in the country.

Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Services (CTS) members carry food as they walk in the Old City of Mosul on July 3, 2017 during an ongoing offensive to retake the city from Islamic State (IS) group fighters. Iraqi forces have been closing in on the Old City in west Mosul for months, but …

150K Migrants Have Crossed Mediterranean into Europe this Year

The number of migrants and refugees who have made the dangerous voyage across the Mediterranean into Europe has already hit an estimated 150,000 this year, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) revealed today, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reports.