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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 »

Death and desperation taint Mediterranean shipping routes - POLITICO.eu

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 are ...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, said ...and more »

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

Immigrants rescued by the Libyan coastguard arrive at a naval base in the capital Tripoli on Friday, May 26th. Photo: Mahmud Turkia/AFP. AFP/The Local. news@thelocal.it · @thelocalitaly. 28 May 2017. 15:45 CEST+02:00. About 10,000 migrants were rescued ...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 »

Hundreds of migrants rescued in major operation off Libya - The Local Italy

Of the 181,000 migrants who entered Italy last year, some 90 percent arrived via Libya. Photo: Giovanni Isolino/AFP. AFP. news@thelocal.it · @thelocalitaly. 27 May 2017. 09:50 CEST+02:00. More than 1,400 migrants seeking to get to Italy were rescued ...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 »

54 dead, 10000 migrants rescued off Libya - Arab News

Illegal immigrants, who were rescued by the Libyan coastguard in the Mediterranean off the Libyan coast, arrive at a naval base in the capital Tripoli, in this May 26, 2017 photo. (AFP). Related Articles. Migrants who clung to boat rescued off Libya, 7 ...and more »

Migrants Who Clung to Boat Rescued off Libya, Seven Bodies Found - The Wire

Migrants arrive by boat at a naval base after they were rescued by Libyan coastguard, in the coastal city of Tripoli, Libya, May 26, 2017. Credits: Reuters/Hani Amara. Tripoli: Nearly 80 migrants were rescued off Libya's coast after clinging to their ...and more »

Thousands of Migrants from Libya on Course for Europe - Breitbart News

TRIPOLI (AFP) – At least 20 boats carrying thousands of migrants on their way to Italy were spotted on Friday off the coast of the western city of Sabratha, the Libyan navy said. “Large rescue and interception operations are under way” with the help of ...and more »