Tag: people smugglers

  • HMS Bulwark arrives in Italy with 1,200 rescued migrants

    Royal Navy mission continues. HMS Bulwark arrives in Italy with 1,200 rescued migrants Royal Navy warship HMS Bulwark has arrived in an Italian port, carrying 1,200 migrants rescued from the […]

  • Royal Navy catches traffickers

    Five suspects detained on board HMS Bulwark. Royal Navy sailors catch five suspected human traffickers hiding among the masses of desperate migrants they so cruelly exploit By Larisa Brown, Defence Correspondent […]

  • EU backs migrant crisis naval force

    Italy to command operation. EU backs migrant crisis naval force EU ministers have approved plans to establish a naval force to combat people-smugglers operating from Libya. The aim is to […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • Migrant smugglers using social media

    Evil trade using Twitter and Facebook. Human traffickers use social media to advertise trips to Italy Smugglers use Twitter and Facebook to lure migrants seeking passage to Europe. Trips start […]

  • Australian policy won’t work in Med

    Turning migrants back won’t work. Italian navy chief sceptical of Australian solution to Med migrant crisis Rome: An Italian navy chief on Tuesday poured cold water on suggestions Europe should adopt Australia`s […]