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German NGO rescues 44 stranded migrants off Libya’s coast

A German rescue boat has picked up 44 people that were stranded off the Libyan coast. The rescue comes a day after the same boat handed over 65 migrants to Malta. The "Alan Kurdi" vessel operated by Sea-Eye rescued 44 migrants on…

MSF calls for immediate evacuation of migrants from Libya

Doctors Without Borders Wednesday called for urgent evacuation of refugees and migrants held in detention centers in Libya in the wake of a fresh attack killing many of them.  Prince Alfani, Libya medical coordinator of the…

65 migrants drowned trying to reach Europe

Tens of illegal migrants trying to reach Europe drowned in the Mediterranean on Friday and 100 more were sent back to Libya, the United Nations said. This happened while Italian authorities signalling opposition to more migration from…

Italy agrees to allow migrants to land in Sicily

Italy will allow 450 migrants who were picked up from an overcrowded boat on Saturday to disembark in Sicily. The decision was taken after Italy said that France, Germany, Malta, Portugal and Spain had each agreed to take 50 migrants.…

200 migrants rescued off Libya coast

Libya's coast guard says it has intercepted 200 African migrants in the Mediterranean Sea. Spokesman Ayoub Qassim said late Tuesday a wooden boat was stopped off the eastern coast of the capital, Tripoli. Libya's coast guard has…

UNHCR shocked at mass drowning of 220 immigrants in Libya

The U.N. refugee agency says survivors have reported that some 220 migrants drowned off the coast of Libya in recent days and is expressing shock at the mass drownings. A statement by UNHCR released on Thursday said the migrants drowned…

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