"Those people are coming here, they're not necessarily working or they're working in low-skilled jobs, and they're not contributing to growing our economy," says UK Interior Minister Suella Braverman.
The largest number of slots — 40,000 — is set aside for refugees from Africa, followed by 35,000 from South Asia and 15,000 each from East Asia, Europe and Latin America.
About half of 150 migrants on the boat departing from Lebanon have been reported dead, in what is the deadliest such shipwreck that has departed from the country in recent years.
Four contested regions of Ukraine will vote to formally accede to Moscow, drawing international ire. Pro-Russian leaders however maintain that the move is important for a “stable, happy future”.
Authorities save 283 migrants and refugees stranded in a boat off the country's southern coast as President Erdogan berates Greece for turning Aegean Sea into a "refugee graveyard."
Experts weigh in on how Greece’s Lavrion refugee camp came to be known as a breeding ground for PKK terrorists.
In little over a decade, Pakistan has faced two large-scale floods, costing billions of dollars in losses and impacting millions of people.
Eight migrants drown as dozens try a hazardous crossing of Rio Grande near Eagle Pass in US state of Texas, officials say.
Spain's Civil Guard says police found the bodies of seven migrants in three areas off the country's southeastern coast and officials are not ruling out finding more bodies in the coming hours and days.
April sinking was the greatest refugee tragedy for Lebanon, which pulled 48 survivors from the Mediterranean Sea, recovered 10 bodies and declared 30 others drowned.
UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet has met with Rohingya community members during a tour of their camps in Bangladesh and said they had expressed hope that they would be able to go back to their homes.
Boat carrying 30 Tunisian nationals sinks off Tunisia's coast, drowning three women and three children, local media report.
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