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Migrants leave German ship in Sicily

More than 100 migrants aboard a German migrant rescue ship stranded at sea for a week disembarked in Sicily after Italian police confiscated the...

Second charity ship stranded

Two charities running rescue missions in the Mediterranean Sea said Italy ignored requests to allow their ship to bring 356 migrants ashore, exposing Europe’s...

Falco EVO UAV used to monitor illegal migration in Mediterranean

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The European Union’s Frontex Maritime Aerial Surveillance project has been successfully using Falco EVO unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to monitor illegal immigrants in the...

Turkey breaks up smuggling ring that brought thousands of migrants to...

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Turkish police said on Wednesday they had detained the leaders of what they called Europe’s biggest people-smuggling ring, which helped thousands of irregular immigrants...

Mediterranean rated the world’s deadliest sea crossing

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Six people died every day last year trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe – “the world’s deadliest sea crossing” - the UN...

First rescue for humanitarian ship since stand-off

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A humanitarian ship rescued 141 migrants packed on wooden boats off the coast of Libya in its first mission since it was...

Mediterranean migrant deaths hit 1 500

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For the fifth straight year, at least 1,500 migrants perished in the Mediterranean, with the route between Libya and Italy the deadliest,...

Mediterranean migrant centres will be no quick fix

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Planned new centres around the Mediterranean to handle migrants will be no silver bullet solution to the European Union's immigration challenge, said...

Mediterranean migrant deaths top the thousand mark

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More than 1,000 people drowned in the Mediterranean this year sailing from Libya to Europe, with a rush in the past few...

Hundreds of migrants rescued in the Mediterranean

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Spanish coast guards rescued nearly 600 migrants trying to make the perilous crossing from Africa while off the coast of Libya coastguards...

Med migrants rescued by Spanish authorities

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Spanish authorities rescued over 500 migrants at the weekend from more than a dozen boats making the Mediterranean crossing to Europe. Following...

Italy seizes ship carrying migrants

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Italian authorities seized a charity's ship on suspicion it helped illegal immigration by picking up migrants in the Mediterranean instead of letting...

Migrants plucked from Mediterranean

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International charity ships and Libya's coastguard and picked up several hundred migrants as smugglers taking advantage of calm seas launched a flurry...

Around 800 migrants rescued in Mediterranean, 30 drown off Yemen

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Around 800 migrants were rescued in the Mediterranean on Saturday as they tried to reach Europe and two bodies were recovered, Italy's...

Mediterranean ‘by far world’s deadliest border’ for migrants

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More than 33,000 migrants have died at sea trying to reach European shores since 2000, making the Mediterranean "by far the world's...

Desert migrant deaths more likely than in Mediterranean – UN

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West African migrants trying to reach Europe are dying in far greater numbers in the Sahara than in the Mediterranean but efforts...

Humanitarian rescue ship intercepted by Libyan coastguard

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The Libyan coastguard intercepted a humanitarian rescue ship in the Mediterranean ordering it to sail to Tripoli or risk being targeted, a...

EUNavFor Op Sophia in the Mediterranean extended again

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The EU Naval Force operation targeting migrant smugglers and human traffickers in the Mediterranean Sea has been extended to December 31 next...

NGO rescue boat seized by Italian coastguard

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The Italian coastguard seized a migrant rescue boat operated by a German aid groups suspected of aiding illegal immigration from Libya, a...

Eight Med migrants die

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Eight migrants died in the Mediterranean and 375 were rescued from small boats on Tuesday, aid group Proactiva Open Arms said. More...

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