Over 1,000 more migrants rescued over weekend in Mediterranean

Aug 10, 2015

Over 1,000 more migrants rescued over weekend in Mediterranean

More than 1,000 migrants were rescued trying to cross the Mediterranean over the weekend, Italy’s Coast Guard said Sunday, with further tragedies narrowly averted. Several inflatable dinghies intercepted on Sunday were so overcrowded they risked capsizing, and one boat was listing badly when it ...

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 ...