Lampedusa Island

Tunisia rescues 350 migrants heading by boat to Italy from Libya

Tunisia`s navy rescued more than 350 illegal migrants off its coast and was searching for hundreds more on Wednesday after they tried to sail from neighbouring Libya to the Italian island of Lampedusa, the local Red Cross said.

Jun 11, 2015, 03:08 AM IST

EU makes action plan to stop migrant tragedies

The European Union published a list of proposals Wednesday aimed at avoiding tragedies like an October sinking of a refugee boat off Italy`s Lampedusa island that killed 300 people.

Dec 04, 2013, 23:03 PM IST

Italy mourns boat mishap, weather halts search for bodies

A day after a boat believed to be carrying over 500 migrants, mainly from Eritrea and Somalia, caught fire and sank off Lampedusa in Italy, inclement weather forced divers to halt their search for hundreds of the missing migrants.

Oct 04, 2013, 09:47 AM IST

Pope visits Italian island to mourn dead refugees

Pope Francis flies to the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa Monday to honour the hundreds of migrants and refugees who have drowned trying to reach its shores in perilous crossings of the Mediterranean.

Jul 08, 2013, 11:23 AM IST

Dramatic sea rescue in Italy, 900 migrants saved in two days

Italy`s coast guard rescued 95 migrants found clinging to a large tuna fishing cage off the shores of Sicily on Sunday, as the number of people who landed in Italy over the weekend rose to over 900.

Jun 17, 2013, 00:23 AM IST

Five dead on boat off Italy`s Lampedusa Island

Five people were found dead in a
rickety boat off Italy`s southernmost tip which was carrying
around 60 immigrants, the Italian coast guard said.

Mar 17, 2012, 23:40 PM IST