2,300 migrants rescued in Mediterranean, two die

/ May 26, 2017

2,300 migrants rescued in Mediterranean, two die

Rescuers saved around 2,300 migrants from rubber and wooden boats in the central Mediterranean on Thursday, but also recovered two dead bodies, the Italian coast guard said. As summer approaches, growing numbers of migrants have been attempting the perilous crossing to Europe in rubber ...

34 migrants found drowned off Libya, 1,800 rescued

/ May 25, 2017

34 migrants found drowned off Libya, 1,800 rescued

The bodies of at least 34 migrants, many of them young children, were recovered from the sea off Libya after some 200 migrants tumbled into rough waters when their overcrowded smugglers’ boat capsized Wednesday, the Italian coast guard said. “Many of the bodies are ...

Italian coast guard, other vessels rescue 2,300 migrants off Libya

May 19, 2017

Italian coast guard, other vessels rescue 2,300 migrants off Libya

Some 2,300 migrants headed for Italy in 22 barely seaworthy vessels were rescued off the Libyan coast on Thursday, the Italian coast guard said. Coast guard and military vessels joined forces with others chartered by humanitarian organizations to come to the rescue of the ...