Immigrants

A Spanish Civil Guard pulls an African migrant from a border fence, as Spanish Civil Guard officers stand underneath, during an attempt to cross into Spanish territories, between Morocco and Spain's north African enclave of Melilla.

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A Spanish Civil Guard pulls an African migrant from a border fence, as Spanish Civil Guard officers stand underneath, during an attempt to cross into Spanish territories, between Morocco and Spain’s north African enclave of Melilla.

African refugees live homelessly at a temporary shelter beside a road on World Refugee Day in Sana'a, Yemen, 20 June 2014. The number of African refugees who have come to Yemen during the past few years has reached 750,000, most of them are Somalis. World Refugee Day is marked on 20 June each year.

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Homeless African refugees gather at a temporary shelter beside a road on World Refugee Day in Sanaa, Yemen

Illegal Afghan immigrants wait to be expelled from their camp at Calais on May 28, 2014. French police early Wednesday began expelling around 650 migrants from camps in the northern port of Calais.

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Illegal Afghan immigrants wait to be expelled from their camp at Calais. French police early Wednesday began expelling around 650 migrants from camps in the northern port of Calais.

Ethiopians kiss the ground after disembarking a plane at Ben Gurion airport, outside Tel Aviv, 28 August 2013. According to media reports, the Jewish Agency brought some 450 new immigrants from Ethiopia to Israel as part of the  Wings of a Dove  operation launched three years ago to bring the remaining Falash Mura   Ethiopian Jews whose ancestors were forced to convert to Christianity - to Israel. The Jewish Agency has brought over 7,000 immigrants from Ethiopia to Israel.

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Ethiopians kiss the ground after disembarking a plane at Ben Gurion airport, outside Tel Aviv. According to media reports, the Jewish Agency brought some 450 new immigrants from Ethiopia to Israel as part of the Wings of a Dove operation launched three years ago to bring the remaining Falash Mura Ethiopian Jews whose ancestors were forced to convert to Christianity to Israel. The Jewish Agency has brought over 7,000 immigrants from Ethiopia to Israel.

Would-be immigrants drink and eat at Tarifa's harbour on April 22, 2013, after being rescued off the Spanish Coast. Spanish lifeguards today saved 32 African immigrants trying to cross the sea from Morocco to Spain in flimsy vessels, authorities said. A source in the lifeguard told AFP that Spanish rescuers hauled 32 migrants, of which all but one were men, from four vessels and took them to Tarifa on the southern tip of Spain.

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Immigrants drink and eat at Tarifa’s harbour after being rescued off the Spanish coast. Spanish lifeguards today saved 32 African immigrants trying to cross the sea from Morocco to Spain in flimsy vessels, authorities said.