Many Die As Migrant Boat Capsizes in Mediterranean
Only about 50 of the 700 migrants reported to be aboard a Europe-bound boat which capsized in Libyan waters have been rescued.
North Africa: Hundreds of Migrants Feared Dead As Boat Capsizes
UN News, 19 April 2015
The head of the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) has expressed shock at the news of the latest boat capsizing in the Mediterranean Sea in which hundreds of people are feared… Read more »
North Africa: New Mediterranean Boat Tragedy May Be Biggest Ever
UNHCR, 19 April 2015
UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres today expressed his shock at the latest boat capsizing on the Mediterranean, and the hundreds of lives reported to have… Read more »
HRW, 19 April 2015
The European Union (EU) should act immediately to prevent further deaths at sea, Human Rights Watch said. As many as 700 migrants and asylum seekers are feared dead in a single… Read more »
AI London, 19 April 2015
Responding to reports that 700 migrants and refugees drowned in a shipwreck off the coast of the Italian island of Lampedusa overnight, Amnesty International UK director Kate Allen… Read more »
Tunis Afrique Presse, 19 April 2015
About 700 migrants are feared drowned after their boat capsized off Libya on Saturday, officials said. Read more »
A boat carrying sub-Saharan African migrant workers arrives in Lampedusa from Tripoli (file photo).