Category: Africa


Cruise ship rescues over 100 migrants stranded at sea near Greece

Maltese cruise ship Marella Discovery has rescued 111 migrants, including 33 children, near Greece’s Peloponnese...
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Migrant rescue operations resumed by MSF and SOS Mediterranee ship in Mediterranean

International aid agencies SOS Mediterranee and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) have resumed rescue operations for migrants off...
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Up to 150 irregular migrants feared dead in “the worst Mediterranean tragedy of this year”

Up to 150 irregular migrants are missing or feared dead in the worst Mediterranean tragedy of this year. “In the afternoon,...
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UN agencies call on EU to restart migrant rescue operations

European countries must restart government rescue operations for migrants in the Mediterranean Sea and help assist migrants...
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Migrants battle extreme temperatures in as record heatwave hits France

A record heatwave of over 40 degrees Celsius hit France at the start of its summer season in June 2019, leaving vulnerable...
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Spain arrests smuggler over migrant death

Spanish authorities have arrested a people smuggler following the death of a migrant on board a boat bound for Spain from...
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Italy shuts down key migrant centre

A migrant reception centre in Mineo on the Italian island of Sicily, which was once the largest migrant centre in Europe, has...
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Dozens of migrants missing after boat sinks off Tunisian coast

Over 80 African migrants are missing and feared dead after their boat capsized off the Tunisian coast on 4 July, according to the...
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Libya: Detained migrants killed in airstrike

At least 60 migrants were killed and more than 130 were injured in an airstrike on a migrant detention centre in Libya on 3 July....
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