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Over 120 migrants feared dead at sea off Libya coast

More than 120 migrants are feared to have died at the weekend when the motor of their boat was stolen, causing it to sink, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said, citing testimony from survivors brought to Italy. Two…

Over 900 migrants rescued off Libya

The Libyan coastguard has rescued more than 900 African and Asian migrants attempting to reach Europe, a navy spokesman said on Saturday. "A coastguard patrol from Zawiya (west of Tripoli) intercepted five inflatable boats and a wooden…

Nigerians stranded in Libya repatriated

Over 200 Nigerians who were stranded in Libya on Tuesday returned home via a flight in Lagos. They were 253 in total with officials giving the breakdown as 140 women, 102 men and 11 children. They all arrived safely at the International…

Migrants drown as their boat sinks off Greece’s Lesbos

At least eight people, including a child, drowned when an inflatable boat carrying refugees and migrants sank off Greece's Lesbos island, the Greek coastguard said on Monday. The United Nation refugee agency UNHCR said the number of dead…

Thousands saved off Libyan coast over Easter

Thousands of migrants have been saved from the sea near Libya during one of the busiest weekends of the year for rescue workers. More than 2,000 people were rescued on Friday and 3,000 on Saturday in dozens of separate rescues, the Italian…

Migrants sold and bought in ‘slave market’ in Libya

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Tuesday announced that its staff in Niger and Libya have documented “shocking events” of the trading of migrants on the North African migrant routes in Libya. The IOM in a statement on…

Fire guts migrants camp in France

A camp housing 1,500 migrants in northern France has been destroyed in a fire that officials said began during a fight between Afghans and Kurds. At least 10 people were injured when the fire tore through closely-packed huts at the…

Four-day-old baby rescued in the Mediterranean

A four day-old baby was one of over 480 migrants rescued by humanitarian ships on Saturday during search and rescue operations in the central Mediterranean Sea. The baby was traveling on one of two rubber boats carrying over 200 migrants…