Inflatable sinks off Libya; 40 migrants feared dead

Jul 24, 2015

Inflatable sinks off Libya; 40 migrants feared dead

Up to 40 migrants who were seeking to reach Europe are feared dead after their inflatable dinghy sank off the coast of Libya, according to survivors interviewed by the U.N. refugee agency Thursday. “My colleagues are interviewing the survivors … who arrived this afternoon ...

Joint operation rescues 2,700 migrants in 13 boats off Libya

Jul 16, 2015

Joint operation rescues 2,700 migrants in 13 boats off Libya

Around 2,700 migrants were rescued from 13 boats near the coast of Libya on Wednesday, Italy’s Coast Guard said. A German navy vessel and a search and rescue ship deployed by medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres participated in the rescues along with the Italian ...

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 ...