Frenzied Rescues Save Over 2,000 Asylum Seekers in Mediterranean
Friday's rescues come a day after a shipwreck left at least 97 migrants feared drowned off Libya.
North Africa: Frenzied Rescues Save More Than 2,000 Asylum Seekers
Al Jazeera, 14 April 2017
More than 2,000 asylum seekers trying to reach Europe were plucked from the Mediterranean on Friday in a series of dramatic rescues. Read more »
Al Jazeera, 13 April 2017
At least 97 people are missing and believed to have drowned after their Europe-bound boat sank in the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday, according to the Libyan coast guard. Read more »
Coastguards help a woman off a boat arriving in Lampedusa from Libya (file photo).
At least 880 people are feared to have drowned in one week in three ship wrecks as they tried to reach Europe with the aid of smugglers. Read more »
The Italian Navy rescued 320 migrants from a smugglers' boat, while other people who were stuck in the hold died. Read more »
Only about 50 of the 700 migrants reported to be aboard a Europe-bound boat which capsized in Libyan waters have been rescued. Read more »