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Mediterranean migrant death toll for 2017 tops 1,000

Around 100 migrants have drowned in the Mediterranean according to shipwreck survivors, raising the death toll for the perilous crossing to Italy to over 1,000 victims...

migrant boat sinks off coast of Spain

Three killed after migrant boat sinks off coast of Spain

Three migrants from sub-Saharan Africa were killed when their boat capsized in the Mediterranean, but the Spanish navy managed to rescue another 30 people in the group,...

Libya intercepts 315 migrants attempting Mediterranean crossing

Four dead as Libya coastguard clashes with suspected migrant smugglers

Four suspected migrant smugglers were killed in an exchange of fire with coastguards off Libya’s western coast on Thursday, coastguard spokesman Ayoub Qasem said....

Libya intercepts 315 migrants attempting Mediterranean crossing

Four dead as Libya coastguard clashes with suspected migrant smugglers

Four suspected migrant smugglers were killed in an exchange of fire with coastguards off Libya’s western coast on Thursday, coastguard spokesman Ayoub Qasem said....

Migrants

Aid groups cut death toll from migrant shipwreck off Libya

Five migrants are believed to have died when a rubber boat sank off the coast of Libya on Tuesday, aid groups said on Friday, adding that reports earlier this week that...

11 dead as migrant boat sinks off Turkey coast

11 dead as migrant boat sinks off Turkey coast

Eleven people drowned and four were missing after a migrant boat sank off Turkey’s Aegean coast on Friday, local media reported. The bodies of the dead were found...

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11 dead as migrant boat sinks off Turkey coast

Eleven people drowned and four were missing after a migrant boat sank off Turkey’s Aegean coast on Friday, local media reported. The bodies of the dead were found on a...

Libyan 'hell' driving new migrant surge

Libyan ‘hell’ driving new migrant surge

Nightmarish conditions in Libya are helping to drive a surge in the numbers of migrants attempting to reach Italy in the depths of winter, humanitarian officials and...

Migrant explains horrifying experience in Libya

Migrant explains horrifying experience in Libya

A migrant identified as Ousmane has explained his horrifying experience in Libya in search of greener pasture. He detailed how his sick friend was buried alive while his...

EU-Libya talks needed to avert migrant flow

The EU should meet soon with Libyan authorities to try to avert the risk of an “unprecedented” migrant flow through the central Mediterranean, Maltese Prime Minister...

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Mediterranean Migrant Deaths Top 5,000 – IOM

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM), on Friday reported no fewer than 100 migrants are thought to have drowned in two shipwrecks in the Channel of Sicily...

Mohammed Ali Malek is seen at Catania's tribunal

Migrant shipwreck captain jailed 18 years

An Italian court ruled on Tuesday that the captain of a migrant boat that sank in 2015, killing up to 900 people, was responsible for the Mediterranean’s worst...