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Migrant influx to cost Spain €30m

Migrant influx to cost Spain €30m

Spain plans to invest €30 million (£26.7 million) in an emergency plan to manage its new status as the main destination for seaborne migration from Africa, the...

Spain accepts migrant rescue boat rejected by Italy, Malta

A humanitarian rescue boat carrying 60 migrants rescued off Libya docked in Barcelona on Wednesday after being turned away by Malta and Italy, in the latest example of...

Another migrant rescue vessel to arrive in Spain

Another migrant rescue vessel to arrive in Spain

On June 30, the boat Open Arms, operated by Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms, rescued the distressed people stranded in a rubber dinghy. After both Italy and Malta...

ICC may investigate migrant crimes in Libya

Italy to establish migrant centres on Libya’s borders

Italy’s anti-immigration interior minister said on a visit to Libya on Monday that he had proposed the setup of migrant reception centres at Libya’s southern...

Interior Minister, Matteo Salvini

Italy bans two Dutch migrant rescue vessels

A heated exchange erupted after Interior Minister, Matteo Salvini told more foreign NGOs operating migrant rescue ships in the Mediterranean they could not dock in...

Migrant rescue boat stranded at sea over Italy, Malta standoff

  Hundreds of people on board a migrant rescue boat have been stranded in the Mediterranean between Italy and Malta in a standoff between the two nations, with both...

Tunisia sacks interior minister after migrant boat sinks

Tunisia sacks interior minister after migrant boat sinks

Tunisian Prime Minister, Youssef Chahed, on Wednesday fired Interior Minister, Lotfi Brahem, a government statement said, after one of the worst migrant boat accidents...

Italy: Woman delivers baby on migrant rescue ship

Woman delivers baby on migrant rescue ship

A baby boy named Miracle has been born on board a humanitarian ship – a bright spot as the tide of migrants risking sea crossings from Libya to Italy has increased...

Italian court frees seized migrant ship

An Italian court has ordered the release of a Spanish charity ship that was seized after prosecutors said it was helping to ferry migrants illegally from Libya. The...

Italy impounds migrant rescue ship

Italian authorities seized a migrant rescue boat operated by a Spanish non-governmental organisation on the suspicion it was aiding illegal immigration, the NGO said...

Italy impounds migrant rescue ship

Italy impounds migrant rescue ship

  Italian authorities seized a migrant rescue boat operated by a Spanish non-governmental organisation on the suspicion it was aiding illegal immigration, the NGO...

Libya intercepts 315 migrants attempting Mediterranean crossing

EU to train 500 Libyan coastguard on migrant patrols

The European Union on Thursday said it wants to rapidly expand training of the Libyan coastguard to stem migrant flows to Italy and reduce deaths at sea. The Chief of...