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54 dead, some 10000 migrants rescued between Libya and Italy in 4 days - The Local Italy

About 10,000 migrants were rescued off the coast of Libya over the previous four days but at least 54 others died, Libyan and Italian officials said Saturday. On Saturday, the Tunisian army also rescued 126 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa hoping to ...and more »

Death and desperation taint Mediterranean shipping routes -

Merchant ship crews are designed to deliver cargo. Many have turned into search and rescue missions, saving desperate migrants crossing the Mediterranean to get to Europe. As the weather warms, and more people attempt the crossing, merchant crews ...and more »

A tragedy foretold: death in the Mediterranean - Irish Times

Summer is approaching and with it comes the spectre of mass death in the Mediterranean. Yet again, the improving weather has coincided with a spike in the number of migrants attempting to cross from north Africa to Europe in rubber dinghies and rickety ...and more »

Mediterranean Migrant Arrivals Reach 60521 in 2017; Deaths: 1530 - Reliefweb

Switzerland - IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 60,521 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 24 May, with over 80 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with ...and more »

Migrants who clung to boat rescued off Libya, seven bodies found: officials - Reuters

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Nearly 80 migrants were rescued off Libya's coast after clinging to their sinking boat for two days, though the bodies of seven people who did not survive were also recovered, officials said. A migrant reacts as she rests after she ...and more »

Dozens of migrants, mostly toddlers, drown off Libyan coast - The New Arab

The bodies of 34 migrants, mostly children, were recovered from the sea off Libya after some 200 migrants tumbled into rough waters when their overcrowded smugglers' boat capsized on Wednesday.and more »

Flood of migrants attempted to reach Europe Friday – Libyan Coast Guard - The Libya Observer

More than 3400 illegal migrants were rescued from the Mediterranean by the Libyan Coast Guard and the Italian Navy on Saturday, raising the number of the rescued migrants to 10.000 in the last 10 days. Spokesperson of the Libyan Navy, Ayoub Qasim, ...and more »

More Than 1500 Migrants, Refugees Have Died Crossing Mediterranean in 2017: UN - Sputnik International

The UN Migration Agency (IOM) said Friday that 1,530 migrants and refugees died crossing the Mediterranean in 2017. The IOM reports that 60,521 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea this year, with over 80 percent arriving in Italy and the ...and more »

Over 1400 migrants rescued off Libyan Coast on Friday - Libyan Express

Refugees and migrants are seen swimming and yelling for assistance from crew members from the Migrant Offshore Aid Station vessel on May 24, 2017 near the Italian island of Lampedusa. (Photo: Internet). More than 1,400 migrants seeking to get to Italy ...and more »

10000 migrants rescued, dozens drown trying to reach Italy from Libya this week - RT

Nearly 10,000 migrants were rescued off the coasts of Italy and Libya this week, as the leaders of G7 gathered for a summit coincidentally held in Sicily. And at least 54 people have drowned in the Mediterranean since Tuesday. Large-scale rescue ...and more »