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UN refugee chief says Italy needs support helping migrants

Italy needs more international support to cope with a wave of migrants that has flooded its shores since the start of the year, UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi said on Saturday.

Over 8,000 migrants rescued in Mediterranean in 48 hours: Italy's coastguard

Over 8,000 migrants rescued in Mediterranean in 48 hours: Italy's coastguard

Over 73,300 migrants have landed in Italy since January, a 14 percent increase from the same period last year.
 

900 migrants rescued off Libyan coast

Libyan coast guard rescued 900 migrants on five boats, including 98 women and 25 children, off the coast of Sabratha in western Libya.

Hungary could not have prevented deaths of 71 migrants in lorry: Prosecutors

The refugees from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, 59 men, eight women and four children were crammed into the back of a small lorry by people smugglers and suffocated on the journey from Hungary.
 

Refugees, migrants evacuated from old Athens airport site

Greek police were evacuating hundreds of migrants and refugees on Friday from a makeshift shelter set up inside the abandoned buildings of Athens' old airport, which have been slated for redevelopment.

44 migrants, including babies, die in Niger desert

 At least 44 migrants, including women and babies, were found dead after their vehicle broke down in the desert of northern Niger while on the way to Libya.

58 migrants including children perish in Mediterranean in a week, 100 more missing

At least 58 migrants, including many children, perished in the Mediterranean last week trying to reach Italy, while 100 more are still missing, according to new figures published today.

Some 10,000 migrants rescued off Libya coast in four days

Some 10,000 migrants rescued off Libya coast in four days

More than 3,400 migrants were rescued off the coast of Libya on Saturday, bringing to about 10,000 the total number rescued over four days.

1,530 migrants, refugees died crossing Mediterranean in 2017: United Nations

"This number does not include some 6,000 people who have been rescued over the past 72 hours," said Dujarric. 

At least 20 migrants killed in new Mediterranean sinking: Coastguard

At least 20 migrants killed in new Mediterranean sinking: Coastguard

At least 20 migrants including young children drowned on Wednesday when they fell off an overloaded vessel in the Mediterranean.

Italy coast guard says at least 20 dead in migrant capsizing

The incident was one of 15 rescues that have saved some 1,700 people.

Over 30,000 Somalis return from conflict-hit Yemen: UNHCR

Some 30,600 Somalis have returned to their country from Yemen since the beginning of war in Yemen in 2015, the UN refugee agency said on Friday.

Libya asks Italy to arm migrant patrol boats

Libya on Thursday asked Italy to arm the patrol boats it uses in the fight against illegal immigration across the Mediterranean from North Africa to Europe.

Car bomb hits camp for displaced Syrians near Jordan border: Monitor

A car bomb exploded in Syria's sprawling Rukban refugee camp near the border with Jordan on Wednesday causing injuries, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and two rebel sources said.

Boat with 512 migrants, seven corpses aboard reaches Sicily

An Italian coastguard vessel docked in Sicily's western port city of Trapani on Monday with 512 migrants and the bodies of a further seven on board.

Italian police make arrests, accuse mafia of profiting from migrants

Police arrested 68 people in early morning raids in the southern toe of Italy, including a priest and the head of a Roman Catholic association that runs the Sant`Anna Cara immigrant centre in the town of Isola Capo Rizzuto.

USD 1.4 billion needed to help South Sudanese refugees this year: United Nations

USD 1.4 billion needed to help South Sudanese refugees this year: United Nations

The United Nations said Monday that $1.4 billion (1.3 billion euros) was needed this year alone to help the nearly two million people who have fled war and famine in South Sudan.

Italy rescues 484 migrants in Mediterranean, finds 7 bodies

Italy rescues 484 migrants in Mediterranean, finds 7 bodies

Rescuers saved 484 migrants from boats in the Mediterranean on Saturday and found the bodies of seven men who had died in the attempt to get to Europe.

Italy rescues 484 migrants in Mediterranean, finds bodies of seven men

Rescuers saved 484 migrants from boats in the Mediterranean on Saturday and found the bodies of seven men who had died in the attempt to get to Europe, Italy`s coast guard said.

1,300 migrants perished in Mediterranean this year: UN

Two shipwrecks in recent days have brought to more than 1,300 the number of migrants who have died this year trying to cross the Mediterranean, the UN said on Tuesday.