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More than 150 children estimated to have died taking Central Mediterranean migration route this year - UNICEF - UNICEF (press release)

NEW YORK / GENEVA, 21 April 2017 – According to UNICEF estimates, more than 150 children have died crossing the Central Mediterranean from North Africa to Italy so far this year. Yet the true number of child casualties is almost certainly higher given ...and more »

Refugee death toll passes 1000 in record 2017 as charities attacked for conducting Mediterranean rescues - The Independent

More than 1,000 refugees have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea so far this year, as charities battling to stem the record number of deaths increasingly come under attack. The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has recorded at least 1,073 people dead or missing ...and more »

Italy migrant crisis: Charities 'colluding' with smugglers - BBC News

An Italian prosecutor says he has evidence some of the charities saving migrants in the Mediterranean Sea are colluding with people-smugglers. Carmelo Zuccaro told La Stampa (in Italian) phone calls were being made from Libya to rescue vessels ...and more »

Charities saving refugees in the Mediterranean are 'colluding' with smugglers, Italian prosecutor claims - The Independent

An Italian prosecutor has said that he has evidence that charities helping refugees and migrants cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe safely are “colluding” with people smugglers. Speaking to Italy's La Stampa, Sicily-based Carmelo Zuccaro told the ...and more »

At Least 150 Child Refugees And Migrants Have Died Crossing Mediterranean So Far This Year - Huffington Post

The waters separating North Africa and Italy are the last remaining hope for many desperate people. But they're also some of the deadliest. By Willa Frej. The route between Libya and the southern shores of Italy continues to be a death trap for ...and more »

Migrant rescue boats are colluding with people traffickers, Italy prosecutor claims - The Local Italy

Charity boats rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean are colluding with traffickers in Libya, an Italian prosecutor was quoted as saying on Sunday, stirring up a simmering row over aid groups' role in Europe's migrant crisis. In an interview with ...and more »

Over 150 children died crossing Central Mediterranean in 2017, says UNICEF - Xinhua

African immigrants, whose boat sank off the Libyan coast, gather upon their rescue in Tripoli, capital of Libya, on April 13, 2017. (Xinhua/Hamza Turkia). UNITED NATIONS, April 21 (Xinhua) -- The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said Friday that ...and more »

Italy prosecutor claims NGOs working with human smugglers - Deutsche Welle

The chief prosecutor of Catania has repeated his claims that NGOs were working with smugglers to help migrants from Libya into Europe. His statements are in line with Italian populist leaders. Mittelmeer Küste Libyen Rettungsaktion Flüchtlinge (Reuters ...and more »

Italy prosecutor says rescue boats in contact with people smugglers - Reuters

ROME (Reuters) - An Italian prosecutor has evidence of phone calls between Libyan people smugglers and aid groups operating rescue boats, he told newspaper La Stampa, amid growing criticism of non-governmental groups saving refugees off the Libyan ...and more »

UNICEF calls for action to prevent more deaths in Central Mediterranean as attempted crossings spike - UN News Centre

Risking their lives to reach Europe from North Africa, a boatload of people, some of them likely in need of international protection, are rescued in the Mediterranean Sea by the Italian Navy. Photo: UNHCR/A. D'Amato ?Share. Print. 21 April 2017 ...and more »