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Deadliest winter for refugee and migrant children crossing the Central Mediterranean, says UNICEF - UNICEF (press release)

Ahead of EU summit, agency calls for urgent action to keep children safe along Libya migrant route. Share · Tweet · Share. © UNICEF/UN019996/Gilbertson VII. A boy who is an unaccompanied minor looks across the beach in Trabia, Italy, on May 14, 2016.and more »

More pathways for migrants to Europe can foil people smugglers – border clampdowns will not - The Conversation UK

The ongoing migration and refugee crisis tops the agenda at a meeting of EU political leaders in the Maltese capital, Valletta. Malta's prime minister, Joseph Muscat, captured the urgency of the situation when he told the European Parliament in late ...and more »

EU seeks deals to staunch Libya-to-Italy migrant route - Mail & Guardian

European Union leaders meeting in Malta on February 3 faced the challenge of how to work with a chaotic Libya and reluctant sub-Saharan African countries to prevent a feared upsurge of migrant smuggling to Europe. The central Mediterranean route that ...and more »

Joint UNHCR and IOM statement on addressing migration and refugee movements along the Central Mediterranean ... - UNHCR

02 February 2017 | Español | Français | عربي. Ahead of the informal meeting of the European Council in Valletta tomorrow, we call on European leaders to take decisive action to address the tragic loss of life on the Central Mediterranean route and the ...and more »

Migrant crisis: EU leaders agree plan to stop Libya influx - BBC News

European Union leaders meeting in Malta have agreed on a plan to reduce the flow of migrants from Libya. Libya's UN-backed government will receive €200m ($215m, £171m), including funding to reinforce its coastguard. Most of the thousands who make ...and more »

If the EU wants to be the bastion of liberal democracy, it too must stop demonising refugees and migrants - The Conversation UK

European Union officials have not been shy to express condemnation of US President Donald Trump's permanent ban on Syrian refugees, and temporary ban on all other refugees. Rightly so. The vice president of the EU Commission Federica Mogherini, ...and more »

EU leaders ink deal to stem refugee flow from Libya -

European Union leaders have agreed on a controversial plan to help stem the flow of African migrants from Libya this spring. At a summit in Malta, the bloc's leaders on Friday decided to give 200m euro ($215m) to Libya's fragile government to step up ...and more »

EU Malta summit: Leaders warned against stranding thousands of refugees in 'concentration camps' in Libya deal - The Independent

The European Union has been warned against stranding thousands of refugees in “concentration camp-like” prisons by making a controversial deal with Libya to stem the flow of migrants over the Mediterranean. The country is the main launching point for ...and more »

Record Number of Refugees and Migrants Died in the Mediterranean This Winter, UNICEF Says - ABC News

A record number of refugees and migrants have died in the Mediterranean this winter, UNICEF announced Friday. Interested in Refugees? Add Refugees as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Refugees news, video, and analysis from ABC News.and more »

Italy vows to help Libya seal borders, urges EU to do same - Reuters

BRUSSELS/ROME (Reuters) - Italy on Thursday pledged money, training and equipment to help the U.N.-backed Libyan government curb the flow of migrants to Europe, and called on EU leaders to do the same when they meet on Friday. Libya's Prime ...and more »