Category: Mediterranean


Hundreds of migrants intercepted off Libyan coast and returned to detention centres

Almost 500 migrants attempting to reach Europe on inflatable rubber boats have been intercepted by Libya’s coastguard during...
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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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Over 1,000 migrants died on Mediterranean routes in 2019, says IOM

At least 1,041 migrants and refugees died on the three main Mediterranean Sea migration routes between 1 January and 3 October...
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At least 71 migrants returned to Libya after four days at sea

The Libyan coastguard has rescued at least 71 Europe-bound migrants who were stuck at sea for four days on 29 September.  The...
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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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Turkey: 6,000 irregular migrants detained across the country in one week

More than 6,000 irregular migrants, including Iraqi nationals, were detained across Turkey over the course of one week in...
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Irregular migrants continue to risk their lives as EU countries harden the block’s borders

Recent figures show that travelling from Africa to Europe as an irregular migrant continues to be extremely dangerous. Indeed,...
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Iraqi migrant drowned in attempt to swim to Britain

Belgian authorities have recovered the body of a drowned Iraqi migrant who attempted to swim across the English Channel to reach...
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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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