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Tunisia migrant ship death toll rises

The death toll from a ship packed with migrants that sank off Tunisia last weekend rose to 58 after 38 bodies were recovered on...

2016 deadliest year yet for migrants crossing the Mediterranean

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More migrants were killed crossing the Mediterranean Sea to Europe last year than ever before according to the United Nations migration agency...

Record number of boat migrants reach Italy

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The number of migrants who reached Italy by boat from North Africa this year has already topped a previous record set two...

More than 240 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean this week

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More than 240 migrants died or went missing in the Mediterranean this week, humanitarian groups said on Wednesday, as another 580 people...

Egypt’s Sisi promises justice after migrant ship capsizes

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Saturday ordered authorities to punish those responsible for capsizing a ship which resulted in the deaths...

Rescuers pull 650 boat migrants to safety, find five corpses

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Rescuers pulled some 650 migrants to safety and recovered five dead bodies from boats in difficulty off the coast of Libya on...

Over two thousand boat migrants rescued in Mediterranean

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Rescuers pulled 2,300 migrants to safety on Saturday in 18 separate rescue operations in the Mediterranean co-ordinated by the Italian coast guard. A...

Italian court clears people smugglers

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An Italian judge acquitted two men accused of people smuggling and murder, saying they had been forced at gunpoint by Libyan traffickers...

Rescuers pull 1,725 migrants to safety from the Mediterranean

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Rescuers pulled 1,725 migrants to safety from boats in the Mediterranean on Thursday, Italy's coast guard said, as seaborne arrivals to Europe's...

Libyan navy fires on migrant rescuers – thought they were smugglers

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A Libyan navy boat fired warning shots at a search and rescue vessel operated by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) earlier this month...

Over six thousand migrants rescued from Mediterranean

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Some 6,500 migrants were saved off the Libyan coast in 40 separate rescue missions on Monday, the Italian coast guard said on...

Five migrant bodies recovered, 534 rescued in Mediterranean

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The bodies of five migrants were recovered and 534 others were saved on Thursday following an array of rescue operations in the...

More than 120 migrant bodies wash up in Libya’s Sabratha

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More than 120 bodies of migrants who died trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe have washed up around Sabratha in western...

Op Sophia extended for another year

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The European Union Naval Force's Mediterranean Sea operation to disrupt human smugglers and traffickers has been extended by a year to July...

Italy rescues more than three thousand migrants over weekend

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Italian coastguard and navy ships rescued over 3 300 migrants in 26 separate operations in the Mediterranean over the weekend, a spokesperson...

Libya coastguard intercepts 550 migrants

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The Libyan coastguard intercepted about 550 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa on Tuesday after they set out to cross the Mediterranean in four...

Interpol: smugglers made billions from migrants

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People smugglers made over $5 billion from the wave of migration into southern Europe last year, a report by international crime-fighting agencies...

At least 15 migrants drown as boats capsize off Greek islands

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At least 15 migrants including eight children drowned when their boats capsized off the Greek islands of Kalolimnos and Farmakonisi early on...

EUNavFor Med rescues 140 boat migrants

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With the new year not yet three weeks old EUNavFor Med has already rescued 130 boat migrants. Following a request received on Monday...

Eleven bodies recovered after migrant boat sinks

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Moroccan authorities recovered the bodies of 11 African migrants whose boat sank apparently due to bad weather as they tried to cross...

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