Tag Archives: Mediterranean Sea

14Aug/17

More NGOs follow MSF in suspending Mediterranean migrant rescues

AT SEA, MEDITERRANEAN (SEA-EYE) – Two more aid groups have suspended migrant rescues in the Mediterranean, joining Doctors Without Borders, because they said they felt threatened by the Libyan coastguard. Continue reading

25Aug/15

Baby girl born on German navy ship after migrant rescue

A woman from Somalia gives birth to a baby girl on board a German navy ship after being rescued from a migrant boat in the Mediterranean Sea.

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07Aug/15

Greece, Europe must act to end “totally shameful” migrant situation, UN says

The conditions for migrants on many Greek islands are “totally shameful” the director of the U.N.’s refugee agency says, calling for Greece and Europe to act to end the crisis.
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19May/15

EU approves military operation to tackle migrant crisis

LIBYA (Next Media) – As the EU struggles to cope with the surge in illegal immigrants arriving from conflict-stricken Libya, EU ministers have approved an operation that will establish a military force to combat human smuggling across the Mediterranean Sea.
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20Apr/15

April 2015 worst month for loss of life in Mediterranean, UNHCR says

With the death toll from Sunday’s migrant boat disaster off the coast of Libya uncertain but likely to be the highest in modern times, the UNHCR says April 2015 is the worst month for loss of life in the Mediterranean.
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11Feb/15

More than 300 migrants die this week trying to reach Italy – UN agency

A spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says some 300 people are feared dead in the biggest migrant tragedy since the EU took over from Italy’s search and rescue mission.

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