Immigrants who arrived on a cargo ship from Turkey queue for meals in a basketball arena where they have been given temporary shelter in the town of Ierapetra, on the southern Greek island of Crete on Friday. Nearly 600 men, women and children, mostly refugees from Syria, have been temporarily put up in the southern Cretan town of Ierapetra, where they arrived in a crippled smuggling ship after more than a week at sea
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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.
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. 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. 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.
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.