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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...

Passage to Libya not available on Aquarius

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Rescue ship Aquarius, which picked up almost 3,000 migrants from the Mediterranean this year, will carry out rescue missions without waiting for...

Crime info cell to boost Op Sophia operational effectiveness

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EUNavFor's Mediterranean Operation Sophia task force has a new addition – a crime information cell – enabling better co-operation and effectiveness in...

African migrant pressure to persist on EU southern borders

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The European Union's southern borders in the Mediterranean will remain under heavy pressure from African migrants trying to reach Europe this year,...

New EU mission has no obligation to bring migrants to Italy

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European Union border agency Frontex launched a new Mediterranean operation called Themis on Thursday, removing the obligation of the previous mission to...

MOAS suspends Mediterranean migrant rescue operations

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A Malta-based humanitarian group working in the Mediterranean for three years said it was suspending operations after months of rising tension with...

New EU boat rescue policy under fire from UN experts

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The European Union's new policy on Mediterranean Sea rescues threatens life and breaches international standards, two independent United Nations human rights experts...

More NGOs suspend Mediterranean migrant rescues

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Two more aid groups suspended migrant rescues in the Mediterranean joining Doctors Without Borders because they felt threatened by the Libyan coastguard....

MSF suspends Med migrant rescues

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Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said it was suspending migrant rescues in the Mediterranean because it felt threatened by the Libyan coastguard and...

UNavFor Med seizes arms from Libyan registered vessel

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This month has seen what is believed to be the first arms seizure from a vessel in international waters of the Mediterranean...

Infant rescued in Mediterranean

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A four-day-old baby was one of over 480 migrants rescued by humanitarian ships at the weekend during search and rescue operations in...

EU border agency expects same number of migrants via Libya this...

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The European Union should expect as many migrants crossing from Libya this year as last, when a record number disembarked in Italy,...

Belgian Alsation dog is essential crew member of French warship

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A highly trained four-year-old Malinois dog is a specialist crew member of the French light frigate FS Commandant Ducuing currently deployed in...

EU should seek common approach to address loss of life in...

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Ahead of a European Council meeting, the United Nations refugee and migration agencies want European leaders to take "decisive action" to save...

Rescuers save more than a thousand migrants, find six bodies

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Rescuers plucked 1,164 people from rubber and wooden boats in the Mediterranean during heavy thunderstorms on Sunday and recovered six dead bodies...

More than two thousand migrants rescued in Mediterranean, 16 bodies recovered

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About 2,200 migrants were plucked to safety in the central Mediterranean in 21 rescue missions on Monday and 16 bodies were recovered,...

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...

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...

Rescuers recover 17 bodies, pick up more than a thousand boat...

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An Irish navy ship recovered 17 dead bodies on Thursday when it went to the aid of migrants packed onto a wooden...

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...

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