Tag: people smugglers

  • 5,800 migrants rescued by Italy

    Huge number rescued at weekend. Mediterranean migrant crisis: Thousands of migrants rescued at sea More than 5,800 migrants have been rescued and 10 bodies recovered off the Libyan coast over […]

  • Mediterranean crisis is unsustainable

    Calls for intergovernmental contact group. Mediterranean crisis is unsustainable for shipping Peter Hinchliffe, secretary-general of the International Chamber of Shipping The terrible tragedy on April 19 is believed to have […]

  • EU must focus on root causes of migration

    Analysis of recent EU moves. The EU must focus on the root causes of migration The EU is planning to act against human traffickers in the Mediterranean. But the plight […]

  • Migrants: Libya is Not Somalia

    The legal issues surrounding migration. Migrants: Libya is Not Somalia Op-ed by David Hammond EU leaders have suggested that military capabilities should be used to deny Libyan human traffickers the […]

  • Mediterranean migrants crisis

    Analysing the options. Mediterranean migrants crisis: Is military force the solution? By Jasmine Coleman European leaders are scrambling to find a way of stemming the flow of migrants across the […]

  • Transport Malta issues Libya warning to sailors

    Calls for increased vigilance.  No need for alarm, after Transport Malta issues Libya warning to sailors Transport Malta message urges vessels navigating beyond 50 nautical miles south of Malta to […]

  • Concerns over proposed EU migrant tactics

    Cornered by foreign naval vessels, people traffickers may simply throw their human cargo overboard. Why fighting piracy won’t work as a model for fighting people traffickers By Colin Freeman, Chief foreign correspondent […]

  • Libya stops migrant boats

    Over 600 migrants detained.  Libya stops boats packed with hundreds of migrants leaving for Europe – official TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libya has stopped several boats packed with Africans trying to […]

  • EU: Intolerable Inaction Costs Lives at Sea

    Set Up Robust, Mediterranean-wide Search and Rescue Operation EU: Intolerable Inaction Costs Lives at Sea (Milan) – Reports of 400 lives lost in the Mediterranean between April 11-13, 2015, should […]

  • Smugglers Fire Shots in Migrant Rescue Operation

    Added danger for rescue teams. Smugglers Fire Shots in Migrant Rescue Operation People smugglers fired several shots on Monday to recover a wooden boat after the migrants it was carrying […]