Category: Italy


Italy renews deal which returns intercepted irregular migrants to Libya

Italy’s recently elected government has agreed to an automatic renewal of a 2017 deal under which intercepted migrants picked...
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Another 500 migrants picked up near Greek islands

At least 474 migrants have been picked up on or around the Greek islands between 16 and 17 October 2019, according to Greek...
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Germany appeals for common EU asylum policy

As irregular migrant arrivals continue to rise in Greece, German interior minister Horst Seehofer has appealed for European Union...
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Thirteen women dead, 8 children missing after overcrowded migrant boat sinks near Italy

The Italian coast guard recovered the bodies of 13 female migrants from an overturned boat near the Italian island of Lampedusa...
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“Excruciating wait” on rescue ship ends as six EU countries accept stranded migrants

After spending two weeks stranded on a rescue ship in the Mediterranean, 356 migrants, including around 90 unaccompanied minors,...
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Over 500 migrants remain stranded at sea

Two rescue vessels carrying more than 500 migrants remain stranded in the Mediterranean after having been denied a safe port of...
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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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