Jun 29, 2015

Italian Coast Guard: Single-day joint effort rescues 2,900 migrants

Italian Coast Guard ships and vessels from a multination naval mission and humanitarian organizations rescued at least 2,900 migrants Sunday from 21 boats launched by smugglers from Libyan shores, authorities said. The coast guard said the rescues were carried out by military vessels from ...

Tunisia rescues 356 Italy-bound migrants stranded off southeast coast

Jun 11, 2015

Tunisia rescues 356 Italy-bound migrants stranded off southeast coast

Tunisia’s navy on Wednesday rescued 356 migrants including a 2-month-old baby girl off the country’s southeastern coast near Ben Guerdane, the Red Crescent said. Red Crescent official Ammar Lamloum told AFP that the group of migrants, mainly Africans, had been trying to reach the ...