Tag: migrant rescues

  • EU faces huge Med problem

    Scale of problem made clear. Crisis-hit EU faces increasing numbers of migrant smugglers European law enforcement officials say they are tracking at least 65,000 migrant smugglers, twice as many as […]

  • NGOs in Med withdrawal

    If lives weren’t at stake, this would be ironic. Italy may ask for EU help after three NGOs suspend migrant rescues By Stefania Fumo ROME, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) — Italy […]

  • Effort to block Med NGOs

    Fears of confrontation at sea. Far-Right group sends ship to Mediterranean to confront ‘criminal’ rescue vessels and block migrants By Nick Squires An extreme Right-wing organisation is sending a boat […]

  • Med migrant deaths pass 2,000

    Humanitarian organisations call on EU to stop ‘demonising’ NGOs for saving life at sea Migrant deaths in Mediterranean in 2017 pass 2,000 mark on World Refugee Day after new boat […]

  • Irish Navy for EUNAVFORMed?

    Naval service ships operating in the Mediterranean Sea could soon be adopting a more robust role in the fight against Islamic terrorists and people-smugglers. Irish navy may join EU counter-terrorism […]

  • Thousands rescued in Med

    Another huge spike in crossings. In 48 Hours 5,000 Migrants Rescued from the Mediterranean There‚Äôs no let-up in the migrant influx to European shores. A reported 5,000 were rescued on […]

  • Libya asks for guns, boats

    Libyan government sends list of requested equipment including boats, helicopters and weapons. EU considering giving ships armed with machine guns to Libyan coastguard accused of killing migrants Lizzie Dearden Libya […]

  • NGOs need Med support

    Nearly 9,000 refugees were rescued after they tried crossing the Mediterranean in unseaworthy boats over the weekend. NGOs played a big role in saving their lives, but want more support […]

  • Med migrant rescues

    Thousands make crossing over weekend. Migrant boats: Thousands saved off Libyan coast over Easter Thousands of migrants have been saved from the sea near Libya during one of the busiest […]

  • EU’s seeks migrant plan

    Huge numbers still trying to cross despite winter. Migrant crisis: EU summit seeks action-plan with Libya European Union leaders are to meet in Malta to discuss how to stem the […]

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