• Stop selling Libya inflatables

    Sale of inflatables helps smugglers. European nations urged to stop Libya’s trafficking gangs Belinda Goldsmith VIENNA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – European countries need to do more to stop illegal trade […]

  • 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 […]

  • Gunship kills 31 in BAM

    Not immediately clear who carried out attack. 31 Somalis killed in raid off Yemen coast-source CAIRO/DUBAI (Reuters) – Thirty-one Somali refugees were killed off the coast of Yemen late on […]

  • UNHCR, partners to help save lives at sea

    Information sharing and coordination to improve rescues. UNHCR and partners to help Libyans save lives at sea and improve corpse collection This is a summary of what was said by […]

  • 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 […]

  • Ships urged to look for migrants in Gulf

    Request from UNHCR. Gulf of Aden ships asked to look out for refugee boats Stephen Spark Humanitarian agencies are expecting a huge exodus of refugees from Yemen if the conflict […]

  • UNHCR: Continue sea rescues but safeguard crew

    Safety of seafarers an equal priority. UNHCR: Continue sea rescues but safeguard crew Girija Shettar The UN’s refugee agency has told IHS Maritime that it supports continued sea rescues but […]

  • UN deeply concerned at rising deaths

    The United Nations today voiced deep concern at the rising death toll from boat accidents UN deeply concerned at rising deaths from boat accidents in the Mediterranean The United Nations […]