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ITALY / MIGRANTS SHIPWRECK SURVIVORS

Survivors of the latest shipwreck in the Mediterranean arrived in Palermo, Sicily. Out of estimated 600 people who boarded a fishing boat in Libya only 367 survived when the vessel capsized. UNHCR

13 Aug 2015 | Read More »

ITALY / REFUGEES IRISH VESSEL

As of June, there have been around 112,000 refugee and migrant arrivals in Europe via the Mediterranean in 2015. On Tuesday, an Irish navy vessel rescued  400 people, bringing them to Southern Italy. Among them were children and pregnant women. UNHCR

17 Jun 2015 | Read More »

ROME / POPE AND BAN

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Pope Francis discussed climate change Tuesday in the Vatican (VATICAN TV)

28 Apr 2015 | Read More »

ITALY / UN JOINT MIGRANT APPEAL

The United Nations Thursday called on the European Union to set up a "robustly proactive and well-resourced search and rescue operation" to assist migrants in the Mediterranean. UNHCR

23 Apr 2015 | Read More »

ITALY / MIGRANTS SURVIVORS

Italian official vessel today rescued some 450 people from a boat that has sailed from Egypt on its way to Europe. UNHCR

22 Apr 2015 | Read More »

ITALY / SURVIVORS IN SICILY

The 28 survivors of what is expected to be the biggest migration sea tragedy in the Mediterranean   landed ashore in Sicily, Italy. Earlier in the day the recovered bodies of those who lost their lives were taken to Malta. Around 800 people lost their lives in the tragedy, only 24 bodies were recovered.  UNHCR

21 Apr 2015 | Read More »

UN / BAN ON MIGRANT DEATHS

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the Mediterranean is becoming "a sea of misery" for immigrants and urged the European Union to increase support for rescue efforts. UNIFEED  UNTV  

20 Apr 2015 | Read More »

ITALY / LAMPEDUSA MIGRANTS (2)

Italian doctors struggle to help the injured and burned migrants arriving at Lampedusa. UNHCR

17 Apr 2015 | Read More »

ITALY / LAMPEDUSA MIGRANTS WRAP

Nearly 70 migrants, the vast majority of which suffered heavy burns, have been rescued by the Italian coastguard after two days on the Mediterranean Sea. The victims were found on board a half-inflated rubber dinghy that had set sail from Libya. UNHCR-UNTV CH

17 Apr 2015 | Read More »

LAMPEDUSA / TWIN BROTHERS

As the seas get warmer, more boats carrying migrants and refugees make the dangerous journey across the Mediterranean into Europe. In the past week more than 8500 people were rescued at sea off the coast of Lampedusa and taken into different parts of Italy. Mohammed and Iyla’ are twins from Syria. They are 25 years [...]

16 Apr 2015 | Read More »

 

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