Category Archives: migrants

Italy closes Libyan route for migrants

Migrants seeking to enter Italy via Libya and the Mediterranean had better shelve the idea. Italy is working hard to block the Libyan route. Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti met Libyan mayors on Saturday to renew a commitment to fight migration and people trafficking as part of an agreement signed earlier this year between Rome […]

Migrants from Nigeria, Senegal, Ghana feared drowned off Libya

Thirty-five migrants, including seven children, were feared drowned after their inflatable boat sank on Saturday off the Libyan coast, the coastguard said. Migrants drowning Eighty-five migrants, including 18 women, were rescued with the help of fishermen who alerted the coastguard, said Issa al-Zarrouk, a coastguard official in Garabulli, 60 kilometres (40 miles) east of Tripoli. […]

67 migrants saved after being left for dead in Niger desert

Niger authorities rescued 67 West African migrants in Niger’s northern desert this week after traffickers left them there without food or water, a humanitarian source told AFP on Friday. One of the migrants later died. File: Desert “Sixty-seven migrants near death were saved (Wednesday) by defence and security forces near the town of Seguedine in […]

France, Germany, Italy to meet over migrants crisis

The Interior Ministers of France, Germany and Italy would meet in Paris on Sunday to discuss ways to help Italy which has been struggling with masses of migrants. With the backing of the European Commission, Italy has threatened to close its ports to migrant rescue boats so as to redirect them to other Mediterranean countries. […]

Three migrants die as thousands rescued in seas off Libya

Three migrants died in the Mediterranean on Monday night, a German aid group said, during Italian-led rescue operations in which thousands more were pulled to safety from rickety boats. About 5,000 migrants were picked up off the Libyan coast by emergency services, Italy’s navy, aid groups and private boats on Monday, and rescues were continuing […]

Breaking: Over 126 migrants missing in Med after shipwreck

At least 126 migrants were feared dead after their boat sank off the coast of Libya while making the perilous journey to Europe, an IOM spokesman said told AFP on Monday. According to four survivors, the migrants left Thursday from Libya but their inflatatable boat sank several hours into the journey, said International Organization for Migration […]