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Migrant death toll in Mediterranean over past week ‘rises to 880

At least 880 migrants and refugees have died in shipwrecks and capsized vessels in the Mediterranean Sea over the past week, the UNHCR said on Tuesday after interviewing survivors in

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40 migrants drown in Mediterranean: Italian navy

The Italian navy said on Saturday that at least 40 migrants drowned after their boat sank en route to Europe across the Mediterranean. “Operation underway… many migrants saved. At least

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Almost 400 people rescued in the Mediterranean after fishing boat sinks – UN agency

Almost 400 people have been rescued so far from a vessel which sank off the coast of Libya while attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea with an estimated 600 refugees

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Mediterranean migrant deaths in 2015 pass 2,000

“Unfortunately, we have now reached a milestone whereby over 2,000 migrants and refugees have died as of this past weekend,” Itayi Virri, a spokesman for the IOM, said on Tuesday.


Coastguards rescue 3,700 Mediterranean migrants in two days

More than 3,700 migrants were rescued on Monday and Tuesday in the Mediterranean as part of the EU’s coastguard operation. On Monday 2,741 were plucked to safety from 18 overcrowded

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EU coast guards rescue nearly 6,000 Mediterranean refugees over 48 hours

Ships from Italy, Germany, Britain and other EU countries have rescued nearly 6,000 migrants from the Mediterranean over the weekend. The influx has spurred backlash in Italy, where the migrants


300 feared drowned in new Mediterranean boat tragedy

More than 300 migrants are feared drowned after their overcrowded dinghies sank in the Mediterranean, triggering calls for the world to act after the latest boat disaster in a perilous