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Austria Calls for Closure of Mediterranean Route After 9000 Migrants Ferried to Europe at Easter - Breitbart News;

Austria Calls for Closure of Mediterranean Route After 9000 Migrants Ferried to Europe at Easter - Breitbart News

Breitbart NewsAustria Calls for Closure of Mediterranean Route After 9000 Migrants Ferried to Europe at EasterBreitbart NewsAustrian Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka has called for the European Union (EU) to seal the Mediterranean route after 9,000 migrants were ferried from Africa during Easter weekend. The minister told local media that closing the route and securing ...and more »

Over 450 migrants, seven corpses reach Sicily - CanIndia News

Over 450 migrants, seven corpses reach SicilyCanIndia NewsAugusta (Italy), April 19 (IANS/AKI) A ship docked at the Sicilian port of Augusta on Wednesday with 453 boat migrants on board including “many” women and children, as well as seven corpses recovered during a rescue operation, port officials said ...and more »

'It Is Better To Die Than Stay In Libya:' Libya's Slave Markets Remind Us of Flaws in EU Migration Plans - Newsweek;

'It Is Better To Die Than Stay In Libya:' Libya's Slave Markets Remind Us of Flaws in EU Migration Plans - Newsweek

Newsweek'It Is Better To Die Than Stay In Libya:' Libya's Slave Markets Remind Us of Flaws in EU Migration PlansNewsweekI was horrified when I read the International Organization for Migration (IOM) report last week on sub-Saharan Africans being sold and bought in open markets in Libya—but I was not surprised. During a recent visit to Italy, I spoke with dozens of men ...and more »

Rescue NGOs in the Mediterranean call for more support - Deutsche Welle;

Rescue NGOs in the Mediterranean call for more support - Deutsche Welle

Deutsche WelleRescue NGOs in the Mediterranean call for more supportDeutsche WelleNearly 9,000 refugees were rescued after they tried crossing the Mediterranean in unseaworthy boats over the weekend. NGOs played a big role in saving their lives, but want more support from governmental agencies. Privates deutsches Rettungsschiff ...and more »

Dozens of refugees found dead in drifting dinghy off Libyan coast after 8300 rescued over Easter weekend - The Independent;

Dozens of refugees found dead in drifting dinghy off Libyan coast after 8300 rescued over Easter weekend - The Independent

The IndependentDozens of refugees found dead in drifting dinghy off Libyan coast after 8300 rescued over Easter weekendThe IndependentAlmost 30 migrants have been found dead in a boat drifting off the coast of Libya as the number of refugees dying in attempts to reach Europe reach record highs. Fishermen found the bodies of 28 people, including four children, in waters near the ...and more »

EU urged to save migrants, not patrol “make believe” border - defenceWeb;

EU urged to save migrants, not patrol “make believe” border - defenceWeb

defenceWebEU urged to save migrants, not patrol “make believe” borderdefenceWebEU urged to save migrants, ot patrol borders EU patrol vessels in the Mediterranean are putting lives at risk by operating too far from the Libyan coast where migrants embark on the perilous voyage to Europe, the head of a rescue charity said. Growing ...and more »

What its like to work on a migrant rescue ship - AOL;

What its like to work on a migrant rescue ship - AOL

AOLWhat its like to work on a migrant rescue shipAOLABOARD THE PHOENIX, OFF THE LIBYAN COAST, April 17 (Reuters) - Reuters photographer Darrin Zammit Lupi has been on the Phoenix, a migrant rescue ship in the Mediterranean operated by MOAS, a Malta-based NGO, since April 1. This past ...and more »

Nearly 8500 people rescued from Mediterranean over Easter weeken... - MaltaToday;

Nearly 8500 people rescued from Mediterranean over Easter weeken... - MaltaToday

MaltaTodayNearly 8500 people rescued from Mediterranean over Easter weeken...MaltaTodayNearly 8,500 people were rescued from the Mediterranean sea over Easter weekend, UN aid agency International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said on Tuesday. According to IOM, a total of 8,360 asylum seekers were saved from dinghies and ex-fishing ...and more »

Libyan fishermen find 28 dead immigrants off Sabratha shores - Libyan Express;

Libyan fishermen find 28 dead immigrants off Sabratha shores - Libyan Express

Libyan ExpressLibyan fishermen find 28 dead immigrants off Sabratha shoresLibyan ExpressLibyan fishermen found bodies of 28 immigrants who appeared to have died of thirst and hunger after their boat broke down off the coast of Sabratha city, a ministry of interior official said on Tuesday, reported Reuters. The 28 migrants, including four ...and more »

Saving lives, 1 day at a time, on the deadly Mediterranean - Malta Independent Online;

Saving lives, 1 day at a time, on the deadly Mediterranean - Malta Independent Online

Malta Independent OnlineSaving lives, 1 day at a time, on the deadly MediterraneanMalta Independent OnlineAs usual, it started with a call on a satellite phone from Italian rescue officials in Rome. They were relaying a distress call they'd received from a migrant smuggling ship adrift somewhere off the coast of Libya. On board the Golfo Azurro, Guillermo ...and more »

28 asylum seekers found dead off the coast of Libya - Al-Bawaba;

28 asylum seekers found dead off the coast of Libya - Al-Bawaba

Al-Bawaba28 asylum seekers found dead off the coast of LibyaAl-BawabaMore than two dozen dead asylum seekers have been found by fishermen on a boat off the coast of Libya. Ahmaida Khalifa Amsalam, the Interior Ministry's security unit commander, said on Tuesday that it seemed the victims died of thirst and hunger after ...and more »

Migrants flee Libya as weather warms and Libyan patrols loom - Arab News;

Migrants flee Libya as weather warms and Libyan patrols loom - Arab News

Arab NewsMigrants flee Libya as weather warms and Libyan patrols loomArab NewsIllegal African migrants arrive at Mitiga International Airport before voluntary return to their countries, east of Tripoli, Libya, on Tuesday. (Reuters). ROME: Warm weather and calm seas usually spur smugglers to send migrants across the Mediterranean ...and more »

Libyan fishermen discover 28 dead migrants in boat offshore - eNCA;

Libyan fishermen discover 28 dead migrants in boat offshore - eNCA

eNCALibyan fishermen discover 28 dead migrants in boat offshoreeNCAMen carry bags containing dead bodies of migrants as they bury them in a cemetery for illegal migrants in Sabratha, Libya April 18, 2017. Photo: Reuters/Stringer. Men carry bags containing dead bodies of migrants as they bury them in a cemetery for ...and more »

The Latest: Migrant exodus from Libya amid warm weather - New Jersey Herald;

The Latest: Migrant exodus from Libya amid warm weather - New Jersey Herald

New Jersey HeraldThe Latest: Migrant exodus from Libya amid warm weatherNew Jersey HeraldFILE - In this April 8, 2017 file photo, migrants aboard the Golfo Azurro rescue vessel wait to be transferred to Italian authorities in Trapani harbor, in the Italian island of Sicily. Most, though, don't understand that this could be just one more ...and more »

Easter sees 8300 migrants and refugees picked up in Mediterranean Sea - Famagusta Gazette;

Easter sees 8300 migrants and refugees picked up in Mediterranean Sea - Famagusta Gazette

Famagusta GazetteEaster sees 8300 migrants and refugees picked up in Mediterranean SeaFamagusta GazetteThousands of migrants and refugees arrived in southern Italy on Tuesday, after a dramatic Easter weekend in which over 8,300 people were rescued in the central Mediterranean Sea, Italian authorities and media said. About 1,000 people of mainly ...and more »

Nearly 9000 migrants rescued in Mediterranean over weekend - IOM - Business Insider

Nearly 9000 migrants rescued in Mediterranean over weekend - IOMBusiness InsiderGENEVA (Reuters) - Nearly 9,000 mainly African migrants were rescued in the Mediterranean this past long weekend, after setting out from Libya on unseaworthy boats to try to reach southern Italy and a gateway to Europe, U.N. aid agencies said on ...and more »

Libya fishermen find 28 dead migrants in boat - The Nation;

Libya fishermen find 28 dead migrants in boat - The Nation

The NationLibya fishermen find 28 dead migrants in boatThe NationTRIPOLI - Libyan fishermen found the bodies of 28 illegal migrants who appeared to have died of thirst and hunger after their boat broke down off the coast of Sabratha city, a ministry of interior official said on Tuesday. Since Libya fell into chaos ...and more »

Facing threat of patrols, thousands of migrants fleeing Libya; 28 found dead - The Japan Times;

Facing threat of patrols, thousands of migrants fleeing Libya; 28 found dead - The Japan Times

The Japan TimesFacing threat of patrols, thousands of migrants fleeing Libya; 28 found deadThe Japan TimesROME/TRIPOLI – Warm weather and calm seas usually spur smugglers to send migrants across the Mediterranean come spring. But aid groups say another timetable might be behind a weekend spike: the looming start of beefed-up Libyan coast guard ...and more »

Nearly 9000 migrants rescued over weekend: UN agency - Xinhua;

Nearly 9000 migrants rescued over weekend: UN agency - Xinhua

XinhuaNearly 9000 migrants rescued over weekend: UN agencyXinhuaUNITED NATIONS, April 18 (Xinhua) -- The International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported that nearly 9,000 migrants were rescued over the past long weekend by individual non-government organizations (NGOs) and by the international flotilla, a ...and more »

New report highlights tragedy of migrant slave markets in Libya - Deutsche Welle;

New report highlights tragedy of migrant slave markets in Libya - Deutsche Welle

Deutsche WelleNew report highlights tragedy of migrant slave markets in LibyaDeutsche WelleA shocking report from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) tells of migrants who were sold in "slave markets" in Libya. DW spoke with a Mexican photographer who has seen these horrors with his own eyes. Sklavenhandel mit Migranten in ...and more »