Tag: migrants

  • Phoenix Express 2015 Kicks Off

    Multi-nation exercise begins. Phoenix Express 2015 Kicks Off by Joseph R. Fonseca Maritime forces from North Africa, Europe, and the United States kicked off Exercise Phoenix Express 2015 with opening […]

  • EU to back ‘boat-destroyer’ mission

    Proposal has met with significant opposition. EU to back ‘boat-destroyer’ mission in Mediterranean EU foreign and defence ministers are expected to approve a mission to destroy the boats used by […]

  • German navy to rescue migrants then sink boats

    Abandoned vessels ‘maritime barrier’ to shipping. German navy to rescue migrants then sink boats German naval ships have been ordered to sink migrant ships in the Mediterranean after rescuing passengers, […]

  • Italy rescues 3,600 migrants in 2 days

    Coast Guard continues rescue mission. Italy reports 3,600 migrant rescues in two days Almost 3,600 migrants have been rescued from overcrowded boats sailing from Africa to Europe over the past […]

  • UNHCR hails EU migrant proposal

    Hopes proposal will be followed. UNHCR hails today’s EU proposed Agenda on Migration as breakthrough, urges speedy adoption Press Release UNHCR applauds the European Commission’s proposals, announced earlier today, for […]

  • HMS Bulwark rescues over 400 migrants

    Rescue operating ongoing. HMS Bulwark rescues over 400 migrants HMS Bulwark is conducting its largest tasking to date as part of the coordinated response to the migrant crisis in the […]

  • UK wants some migrants returned

    Send economic migrants back, says Home Secretary. Mediterranean migrant crisis: May wants some people returned Economic migrants rescued from the Mediterranean while trying to reach Europe should be returned home, […]

  • Indo Navy turns migrants away

    Migration agency condemns move. Indonesia turns away boat of Bangladeshi and Rohingya migrants Indonesia has turned away a boat carrying hundreds of migrants believed to be from Myanmar and Bangladesh. […]

  • Migrants land in Malaysia

    Abandoned by people smugglers. Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants land in Malaysia Malaysian officials say 1,018 Bangladeshi and Rohingya refugees have landed illegally on Langkawi island. They were apparently stranded at […]

  • Libya rejects EU military plans

    EU under fire. Mediterranean migrants: Libya rejects EU military plans Libya has criticised EU proposals to authorise the use of force against people smugglers taking migrants across the Mediterranean to […]