The Norweigan authorities have put a temporary halt to deportations to Afghanistan due to the "the escalation in the conflict between the Taliban and the Afghan authorities". This follows a similar decision by the Finnish authorities. The Norweigan decision will be re-evaluated on 15 September.
The Finnish government has responded to the rapidly-deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan by temporarily halting deportations - something that the Afghan government has requested of all European states.
A new report by Medical Justice and Bail for Immigration Detainees looks at the appalling conditions faced by migrants in solitary confinement, and the effects on their mental and physical health.
In response to the increased number of people making irregular crossings from Belarus into Lithuania - which the Lithuanian government has referred to as a form of "hybrid warfare" waged by the Belarussian government in response to EU sanctions - the government in Vilnius has adopted a harsh array of repressive measures against migrants and refugees.
The Lithuanian foreign minister has said that refugees crossing the border from Belarus are "a hybrid weapon being used against the European Union" to try to force the EU to drop sanctions against Belarus introduced after Lukashenko's election 'victory' last year, and the state's repression of protests that followed.
"An ex-Libyan lieutenant police officer says the Libyan coast guard actively works with smugglers, posing questions on the EU's continued cooperation with them."
The Lithuanian government claims that the Belarussian authorities are weaponising migration in response to EU sanctions placed on Belarus.
A network of 'solidarity cities' that is willing and ready to welcome more refugees is growing in size and has adopted a statement setting out their demands.
A report by The Libya Observer looks at a meeting between UK and Libyan officials at which issues concerning immigration, terrorism and human trafficking were discussed. The UK's defence secretary reportedly said that the UK is working with Libya on "anti-terrorism and illegal immigration training programs".
A new report by the Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights takes a critical look at the work of the International Centre for Migration Policy Development, ICMPD.
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