Up to 700 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean this week: UN

Up to 700 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean this week: UN

Up to 700 migrants are feared to have drowned in deadly shipwrecks off the coast of Libya this week, the UN`s refugee agency said Sunday, citing survivor testimony.

Rescued migrants say ship sank off Italy with hundreds aboard

Migrants rescued from two boats in the Mediterranean this week told humanitarian workers in Italy that they saw another vessel carrying some 400 migrants sink, Save the Children said on Saturday.

More than 2,000 boat migrants rescued off Italy, 45 dead

More than 2,000 boat migrants rescued off Italy, 45 dead

It is not known how many people had been on board the boat before it began to deflate.

Thousands of migrants saved in 23 rescue operations off Libya

Thousands of migrants saved in 23 rescue operations off Libya

Officials fear the numbers trying to make the crossing to Italy will increase as weather conditions continue to improve.

2,000 migrants rescued from Mediterranean: Italian coast guard

2,000 migrants rescued from Mediterranean: Italian coast guard

They did not give the nationalities of those saved, but most of the migrants who undertake the perilous journey in overcrowded vessels come from sub-Saharan Africa.

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Migrants rescued off Sicily are not Syrians, says UN

There were hardly any Syrian migrants among the 800 people rescued off Sicily, contrary to earlier reports from Italy`s coastguard, the UN and the International Organization for Migration have confirmed.

Italy raises migrant boat`s cargo of death from the deep

Italy has begun the grisly task of raising a corpse-packed trawler from the seabed near Libya, a year after up to 800 migrants perished in the Mediterranean`s deadliest disaster since World War II.

Panama to transfer stranded Cuban migrants to Mexico

Panama authorities on Monday will begin transferring 3,400 US-bound Cuban migrants to Mexico who were stranded without papers.

Pope Francis urges Europe to tear down walls, build social economy

Pope Francis on Friday urged Europe to "tear down" the walls being built to keep out migrants and to create a radical new "social economy" serving the many not the few.

84 migrants still missing after boat sinks off Libya: International Organization for Migration

84 migrants still missing after boat sinks off Libya: International Organization for Migration

The additional migrant flow from the Syrian conflict has put further pressure on search and rescue operation efforts.

84 migrants still missing after boat sinks off Libya: IOM

Twenty-six people were rescued from the boat which sank on Friday, and were questioned overnight.

Migrants seek new routes into Balkans after formal borders sealed

As dusk fell on Saturday evening, a Reuters witness saw a group of up to 70 people crossing into Macedonia from Greece, at a point where there is no razor wire fence between the two countries.

Over 400 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean

Over 400 migrants were believed to have drowned in the Mediterranean on Monday after four boats capsized and another began to sink, according to reports.

Italy insists `no invasion` after spike in migrant arrivals

Italy insisted Friday it was not facing an "invasion" after a spike in migrant boat crossings from Libya exacerbated fears the country is on the verge of becoming the main entry point for people trying to reach Europe.

Five migrants drown off Greek island of Samos after boat capsizes

Five migrants - four women and one child - drowned when their boat capsized off the Greek island of Samos close to Turkey`s coast, Greek coast guard officials said on Saturday.

Greece expels second wave of migrants to Turkey under EU deal

Greece deported a second batch of more than 200 migrants to Turkey on Friday under a controversial EU deal to stem mass migration as Germany announced a sharp drop in asylum claims.

'We love you' but you've got to go: Greece tells migrants

Greece plans to tell thousands of migrants that it "loves" them to persuade them to willingly evacuate a huge makeshift camp at the port of Piraeus ahead of the busy tourism season, officials said on Friday.