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Posted at: Aug 21, 2016, 2:39 AM; last updated: Aug 21, 2016, 2:39 AM (IST)

Pangs of migration

Pangs of migration
2.4 millon in Libya need aid

A dinghy overcrowded by African migrants is seen drifting off the Libyan coast in Mediterranean Sea on Saturday. The UN has used World Humanitarian Day to plead for help for Libya, saying over 2.4 million of Libyans and migrants were engulfed in a worsening crisis. Reuters

Migrants in ‘Jungle’ camp up

Nearly 7,000 migrants are now living in the camp known as the ‘Jungle’ in the French port of Calais, marking a sharp increase in recent months. The new figure of 6,901 people is 2,415 higher than in June. It is considerably lower, however, than the figure of more than 9,000 claimed by a charity. 

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