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Italy Recovers 217 Bodies from Migrant Shipwreck

Italy Recovers 217 Bodies from Migrant Shipwreck

Italian emergency workers have recovered 217 bodies from the wreck of a boat that sank in the Mediterranean in April 2015, killing some 500 migrants, the Navy said on Thursday. The sinking was one of the worst known …
Jul 7, 2016 /  Accidents
Migrants Who Cannot Pay are being Sold for Organs, smuggler tells Italian authorities

Migrants Who Cannot Pay are being Sold for Organs, smuggler tells Italian authorities

Migrants unable to pay for their journeys across the Mediterranean are being sold to organ traffickers, an Eritrean smuggler has told Italian authorities. Nuredin Wehabrebi Atta, who was arrested by Italian police in …
Jul 4, 2016 /  Accidents
Norwegian ship rescues over 1,000 refugees (Video)

Norwegian ship rescues over 1,000 refugees (Video)

The Norwegian rescue vessel Siem Pilot on Wednesday (May 25) came to the aid of more than 1,000 people off the coast of Libya. The Siem Pilot has saved more than 19,000 refugees and migrants in the Mediterranean …
May 26, 2016 /  Vessels
Migrants storm French port of Calais and board P&O ferry Spirit of Britain (Video)

Migrants storm French port of Calais and board P&O ferry Spirit of Britain (Video)

Around 200 refugees managed to break into the port of Calais in northern France on Saturday (Jan 23) after a demonstration of support for migrants living in a slum nearby ended, enabling some of them to board the …
Jan 24, 2016 /  Accidents
Video: Spanish frigate Canarias rescues over 500 refugees from fishing boat off Libya

Video: Spanish frigate Canarias rescues over 500 refugees from fishing boat off Libya

The Spanish navy frigate Canarias rescued more than 500 migrants off the coast of Libya on Thursday (Nov 5) as the small wooden fishing boat they were packed into sailed adrift. Image: armada.mde.es Men, women, …
Nov 6, 2015 /  Naval
Southampton’s Docks shut down after illegal immigrants try to enter the port

Southampton’s Docks shut down after illegal immigrants try to enter the port

Docks in the UK port of Southampton have been shut down after a number of illegal immigrants tried to enter the port. On August 12th, the operations in one of Britain's busiest shipping ports were suspended for …
Aug 14, 2015 /  Curious
Italian Coast Guard rescues more than 1,500 in a day

Italian Coast Guard rescues more than 1,500 in a day

More than 1,500 migrants have been rescued by the Italian Coast Guard in just a day. The seven different operations took place yesterday (August 11) off the Libyan coast. The migrant were found on board three barges and …
Aug 12, 2015 /  Curious
Italy Refuses to Take More Mediterranean Migrants

Italy Refuses to Take More Mediterranean Migrants

Head officials of the Italian government announced that Italy would refuse to accommodate any more migrants, as thousands more were rescued lately in the Mediterranean sea by a multinational flotilla of patrol …
Jun 8, 2015 /  Curious
Italian Navy: Sunken migrants boat off Libya coast most probably found

Italian Navy: Sunken migrants boat off Libya coast most probably found

According to information given by the Italian Navy on Thursday, the sunken migrants boat causing the dead of nearly 900 people off the Libyan Coast in the Mediterranean sea most probably has been found. After the …
May 8, 2015 /  Accidents
Video footage shows migrants rescued from deflating boat near Sicily

Video footage shows migrants rescued from deflating boat near Sicily

Dramatic video footage emerged on Tuesday showing dozens of migrants on a sinking rubber boat, among them women and children, who were desperately jumping off the boat and trying to climb up ropes and ladder from a cargo …
May 7, 2015 /  Accidents