The humanitarian organization announced Friday that the move was in response to Europe’s “dangerous migration policies.”
The first two units of Project Elpis, which means "hope" in Greek, were built by Scottish students with help from a Greek solar tech company.
Hansjörg Haber resigned less than a year after he was appointed over issues “having to do with Turkey” amid tensions over the EU-Turkey refugee deal.
The U.N. expects 248,000 refugees and migrants to arrive in Europe via the Eastern Mediterranean this year, far lower than the “up to 1 million” it foresaw earlier.
The U.N. human rights chief said “well-functioning migration governance systems” are needed to assess requests for international protections.
Almost 50,000 asylum-seekers have come ashore in Italy this year, about 10 percent less than the same period last year.
An ongoing meeting of EU ministers in Luxembourg will discuss “efforts to establish an effective, humanitarian and safe European migration policy” Friday.
More than 35,000 children sought asylum in Sweden in 2015.
Medhanie Yehdego Mered is believed to be the head of a crime network that is responsible for bringing thousands of refugees and migrants from Africa to Europe.
Escalating conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa have contributed to the spike in asylum-seekers worldwide.
The boat, appearing to be a large fishing vessel and carrying a “significant number” of people, sank in the Mediterranean Sea on Friday.
"Europe, Germany in particular, cannot become an Arab country, Germany is Germany," the Tibetan Buddhist leader said.
Three boats capsized south of Italy on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday as hundreds tried desperately to cross the perilous Mediterranean Sea to reach Europe.
The Left Party parliamentarian doesn’t want to allow an unlimited number of refugees, leading an activist to hurl what appeared to be a chocolate and cream cake.
Italian authorities plucked about 130 people off a large rubber boat — one of 17 operations coordinated by the coast guard.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has heralded an integration law for refugees, but some argue it could be counterproductive.
The decision could jeopardize the recently brokered refugee deal between the European Union and Turkey, human rights groups said.
The people of China, Germany and the U.K. are the most welcoming to refugees, while Russians, Indonesians and Thais are the least, a survey finds.
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton said an increase in the annual refugee intake would lead to an influx of uneducated foreigners.
Nearly 55,000 asylum-seekers are stranded in Greece.