Dozens of Fleeing Migrants Die in Mediterranean
More than 50 Africans fleeing to Europe in an inflatable boat which set sail from Libya died of dehydration during a 15-day voyage, the sole survivor of the tragedy reported.
North Africa: 54 Migrants Die At Sea (press release)
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 10 July 2012
It is with great sadness that UNHCR received the news that 54 people perished attempting the sea journey from Libya to Italy. According to the sole survivor, an Eritrean man, 55 ... read more »
A boat carrying sub-Saharan African migrant workers arrives in Italy last year.
AfricaFocus, 7 March 2012
The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that the rights of a group of Somali and Eritrean nationals who were intercepted by Italian Customs boats and returned to Libya in 2009 ... read more »
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 8 May 2012
Somali asylum-seekers who landed their boat on one of Malta's most popular beaches at the weekend have told UNHCR that seven fellow passengers died during their week-long voyage ... read more »
Radio Netherlands Worldwide, 29 March 2012
Why did nobody help 72 severely weakened refugees on a boat in the Mediterranean a year ago? NATO must now answer that question, given that the refugees were spotted at the time by ... read more »
North Africa: Hundreds of Migrants Drowned in Mediterranean Last Year
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 31 January 2012
The UN refugee agency on Tuesday released figures showing that more than 1,500 irregular migrants or refugees drowned or went missing last year while attempting crossings of the ... read more »