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Pushbacks of Mediterranean migrant boats ring alarm bells

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Restrictions against humanitarians rescuing migrant boats in the central Mediterranean put lives at risk and must be lifted immediately the UN human rights office...

Operation Sea Guardian resumes in eastern Mediterranean

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The Turkish corvette Buyukada left Aksaz port as flagship to NATO’s Operation Sea Guardian focused patrols late last month. Under the command of Captain...

Med migrant death toll tops thousand mark

More than 1 000 migrants died in the Mediterranean Sea this year, the sixth year in a row that “bleak milestone” has been reached,...

Hundred plus die in Mediterranean shipwreck

About 115 people are missing feared drowned and another 134 were rescued by Libyan coast guards and local fishermen after a wooden boat carrying...

Rights groups blast EU for downgrading Mediterranean migrant mission

International rights advocates criticised the European Union for abdicating humanitarian responsibilities after the bloc agreed to withdraw ships patrolling the Mediterranean for migrants attempting...

EU to scale down maritime migrant missions

The European Union will cease maritime patrols that have rescued thousands of migrants making the perilous Mediterranean Sea crossing from North Africa to Europe,...

Migrants drown in Med shipwreck

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At least 34 migrants died in a shipwreck in the western Mediterranean, which 26 people survived, the UN migration agency said, citing...

Bodies wash up on beach

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The bodies of 21 people thought to be migrants trying to reach Spain washed up on the shores of the Mediterranean, the...

Refugee numbers down, fatalities up – UNHCR

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The number of refugees and migrants reaching Europe is diminishing, but the fatality rate has risen dramatically, a new report from the...

Life and death off the Libyan shoreline

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The wreck of the raft was a dot on the sea but as our rescue boat approached we saw a woman make...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...