Category: Mediterranean


Mediterranean: At least 92 migrants dead or missing in January

The Mediterranean sea continues to claim the lives of migrants attempting to reach Europe irregularly in small boats. At least 92...
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Eight migrants die at sea in 24-hour period while attempting to reach Spain

The bodies of eight migrants were found in a 24-hour period in December off the coast of Spain. They are among more than 1,200...
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More African migrants die on land than in the Mediterranean, says UNHCR

At least twice as many migrants die attempting to reach the Mediterranean as those who die attempting to cross the sea, according...
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EU rejects plan to improve search and rescue operations for migrants in the Mediterranean

A motion to improve search and rescue operations for refugees and migrants in the Mediterranean was rejected in the European...
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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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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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