SOS Mediterranee relaunches migrant rescue missions off Libya

World / Social Issues Jul 22, 2019

SOS Mediterranee relaunches migrant rescue missions off Libya

Humanitarian group SOS Mediterranee said Sunday it has relaunched rescue efforts off Libya seven months after it abandoned operations using its ship Aquarius and despite a refusal by European ports to accept the migrants. The Norwegian-flagged Ocean Viking will "conduct search and rescue activities in ...

Malta let in 44 migrants from Alan Kurdi rescue ship

World / Social Issues Jul 10, 2019

Malta let in 44 migrants from Alan Kurdi rescue ship

Forty-four migrants, including women and children, plucked from their stricken vessel in the Mediterranean arrived in Malta Tuesday after charity boat Alan Kurdi handed the shipwreck victims over to the Maltese coast guard on the high-seas. Malta agreed to take in those rescued by the ...