Tag: illegal immigrants

  • Frontex gets airborne

    The European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) is planning to launch another project that would help the agency in its mission to better protect the borders of the external […]

  • Italians rescue more than 2,000 migrants

    Rescuers threatened with AK-47s. Italians rescue more than 2,000 Mediterranean migrants The Italian coastguard has rescued more than 2,000 migrants in a major operation off the Libyan coast, officials say. […]

  • 38 illegal migrants feared dead

    Suspected traffickers also rescued.  38 illegal migrants feared dead as trawler capsizes Tarek Mahmud, Chittagong At least 38 people are feared dead after an overcrowded fishing trawler, carrying Malaysia-bound illegal […]

  • Migrant boat capsizes off Yemen

    Bad weather blamed for capsize. Dozens missing as migrant boat capsizes off Yemen At least 35 people missing after boat carrying African migrants overturns in bad weather near the Bab […]

  • Turkish Coast Guard Captures Ship

    MV Burçin carrying large number of immigrants. Turkish Coast Guard Captures Ship Carrying 333 Immigrants The Turkish Coast Guard intercepted on January 18 a general cargo ship carrying 333 immigrants, […]

  • Ghost ship trend to continue, warns IOM

    Abandoned MVs full of migrants expected to be repeated. Ghost ship” trend set to continue, warns IOM The trend for so-called “ghost ships” taking migrants across the Mediterranean for up […]

  • Traffickers made $3m

    Criminals charged between $4,000 to $8,000 per head. EU migration: Traffickers ‘made $3m’ on ship to Italy Police in Italy believe traffickers made some $3m (£1.9m; €2.5m) from 359 illegal […]

  • Migrant ship docks in Italy

    No further reports of armed men. Cargo ship carrying ‘700 migrants’ docks in Italy A cargo ship said to be carrying 700 clandestine migrants which was taken under Italian control […]

  • Cuba accused in refugee sinking

    Could raise tensions as US eases sanctions. Cuban Government Sinks Boat Carrying 32 Refugees, Including Children by FRANCES MARTEL The maritime horror that has become a centerpiece of the Cuban experience […]

  • Nearly 800 migrants rescued in Med

    Hundreds of migrants still heading for Italy. Nearly 800 migrants rescued off Italy, Libya By Mauro Seminara A total 796 people were rescued from boats in distress in the Mediterranean in […]