Tag: Mediterranean deaths

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Migrant Drownings Up As Smugglers Come To Rely On Rescue Vessels

The number of migrants deaths in the Mediterranean has increased sharply this year, even as the overall number of migrants making the risky trip has fallen. The figures have been highlighted in a report by Amnesty International on human rights

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Pope Demands Protection For Migrants as Sea Rescue Continues

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is demanding that “every possible measure” be taken to protect young migrants as he marks the church’s World Day of Migrants a day after the latest Mediterranean migrant shipwreck. Italy’s coast guard says only

MOAS Conduct Rescue Operations Off The Libyan Coast

100 Missing At Sea After Boat Capsizes Off Libya

ROME — A migrant ship carrying around 100 people capsized in the frigid waters off Libya on Saturday and only four survivors had been rescued after hours of searching, aid groups said. Eight bodies were recovered but poor conditions were