Over 450 migrants, seven corpses reach Sicily - CanIndia News

Augusta (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 ...

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

I 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 ...

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

Almost 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 ...

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

EU 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 ...

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

More 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 ...

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

Illegal 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 ...

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

FILE - 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 ...

Nearly 9000 migrants rescued over weekend: UN agency - Xinhua

UNITED 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 ...

At least 9000 migrants saved in the mediterranean - AFRIKA NEWS

According UNHCR over the last weekend, private charitable rescue parties along with FRONTEX, Italian and Libyan coast guards and 12 merchant ships saved around 9,000 migrants who were put into sea in miserable conditions by their smugglers.