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Border Security

Libya boat wreck claims 100 plus lives

Migrants drownMore than 100 migrants died this month when crowded rubber boats were wrecked off the coast of Libya, the MSF aid agency quoted survivors as saying.

Refugee numbers down, fatalities up – UNHCR

Refugee numbers down, fatalities upThe number of refugees and migrants reaching Europe is diminishing, but the fatality rate has risen dramatically, a new report from the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said.

Dead migrants found in Spanish waters

Dead migrants in Spanish watersFive migrants drowned and 193 were rescued in the western Mediterranean Sea off the Spanish coast, the Spanish coastguard said, after six rafts sank.

Migrants flee Tripoli detention centre amid fighting

Migrants flee Tripoli detention centreHundreds of African migrants escaped from a detention centre in Tripoli as fighting between rival groups raged nearby, an aid official said, though the Libyan government department set up to combat illegal migration denied the report.

Italy demands EU opens more ports to migrant ships

Migrants in Europe.Italy demanded on Thursday the EU find other ports to disembark migrants rescued in the Mediterranean, suggesting it would withhold support for the EU naval mission against people-smuggling unless other countries take in survivors.

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