Showing posts with label Mediterranean. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mediterranean. Show all posts

Friday, January 5, 2018

2017 Mediterranean Refugee Arrivals Down by Almost Half

A total of 171,635 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea
A total of 171,635 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea during 2017 compared with 363,504 arrivals across the region in 2016, according to the UN migration agency on Friday.

Friday, October 20, 2017

EU states to pump "sufficient" money to stem illegal migration: Tusk

 illegal migration from North Africa
Member states of the European Union (EU) will pump "sufficient" money into a trust fund to stem illegal migration from North Africa, European Council President Donald Tusk said  on Thursday.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Over 4,000 migrants rescued in Central Mediterranean in 24 hours

Some 4,100 migrants have been rescued in the Central Mediterranean in the past 24 hours, raising the number of arrivals to Italy to 90,000 since the start of the year, according to rescue organizations on Thursday.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Over 300 migrant deaths on way to Europe in first two months of 2017, UN reports

An estimated 366 migrants died at sea during their Mediterranean journey to Europe in the first 53 days of 2017, down from 425 of the comparable period of last year, the United Nations migration agency said Friday.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Libya: 87 refugee bodies wash up on beach

The number of bodies of refugees recovered on a Libyan beach since the weekend has risen to 87, according to a media official from the coastal city of Sabratha.

Monday, May 30, 2016

UNICEF alarmed at refugee, migrant deaths in Mediterranean

The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Sunday expressed alarm at the number of migrant and refugee deaths in the past week in the Central Mediterranean, many of whom were believed to be unaccompanied minors.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Security Council deplores maritime tragedy in the Mediterranean Sea

UN, 23 April 2016 – The United Nations Security Council has deplored the recent maritime tragedy in the Mediterranean Sea that resulted in up to 500 deaths when an overcrowded boat capsized en route from Libya to Europe, emphasizing the need for better coordination of efforts to deal with the smuggling of migrants.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Thursday, October 1, 2015

UN expects 700,000 migrant arrivals in Europe this year, same in 2016

The UN refugee agency said Oct.1 that it was expecting 700,000 migrants and refugees to reach Europe via the Mediterranean sea this year and projected at least the same amount again in 2016.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Mediterranean migrant deaths in 2015 pass 2,000 (IOM)

More than 2,000 people have died so far this year trying to make the perilous journey across the Mediterranean to Europe, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Tuesday, making it the world's most dangerous migrant route.

Five million of our brothers: It is Turks who will shape Europe's future

Europe's future depends on the Turks who live there, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a large public rally on Thursday.