At least 180 migrants rescued by a humanitarian aid boat in the Mediterranean Sea began to leave the vessel in Porto Empedocle, Sicily late on … Read more
The 180 migrants on the Ocean Viking aid ship will arrive in Porto Empedocle on Monday, where they will be transferred onto another ship, the … Read more
Migration NGO Alarm Phone reported that it detected a migrant vessel with a faulty engine in Malta’s Search and Rescue (SAR) zone leaving around 52 … Read more
By the end of 2019, 79.5 million refugees and displaced persons were driven out of their homes and communities, marking an increase of 8.7 million … Read more
The number of people fleeing war and persecution rose to a record 79.5 million in 2019, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) said … Read more
At least 15 persons were missing and feared drowned off the coast of Libya on Saturday after a boat carrying around three dozen migrants bound … Read more
The death toll from the sinking of a boat carrying migrants off the Tunisian coast has risen to 54 as more bodies were recovered during … Read more
Seven eastern EU member states are opposing the possibility of the EU creating a mechanism to relocate asylum seekers between countries.
In a letter to … Read more
The bodies of 20 persons were recovered on Wednesday following the sinking of a fishing boat carrying irregular migrants.
A search is underway for 30 … Read more
Summer is not yet here and migratory challenges across Europe have already increased tensions across EU Member States.
As countries insisted with their standoffs to … Read more
Initially limited by the emergency measures, national asylum authorities largely made strong efforts to resume services wherever possible, often within weeks. At the same time, … Read more
To further strengthen the fight against migrant smuggling, Eurojust, the EU Agency for Criminal Justice Cooperation, has launched a new initiative, the Focus Group for … Read more
Fayez Al-Sarraj in a phone call with the Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on discussed the ongoing developments in Libya, both in military and health … Read more
Malta and Libya agree to set up a coordination unit in each country to assist in operations against illegal migration
During an official visit to Libya, Prime Minister Robert Abela met Prime Minister of the Government of National Accord Fayez al-Sarraj and discussed the unprecedented … Read more
The number of unaccompanied young migrants crossing the English Channel from France to Britain has spiked during the coronavirus outbreak, as travel restrictions force them … Read more
Six boats carrying 90 migrants which were attempting to cross the English Channel have been intercepted by Border Force boats over the weekend.
The occupants … Read more
More and more migrants are crossing, Europe is closing its ports and no humanitarian ships are carrying out rescues. As the coronavirus pandemic dominates headlines, … Read more
Shelling of Tripoli’s Mitiga airport early on Saturday, part of an intensified barrage of artillery fire on the capital in recent days, hit fuel tanks … Read more
Sky News on Saturday reported that a record number of migrants crossed the English Channel yesterday.
It is thought more than 140 people were brought … Read more
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has begun a series of emergency distributions in the Libyan capital Tripoli, to assist refugees and … Read more
A migrant child wearing a protective face mask sits next to plastic sacks, during her arrival at the port of Piraeus near Athens, Greece, 04 … Read more
In the wake of recent migratory crisis, particularly in the Mediterranean, the EPP Group in the European Parliament has insisted for a stronger, more efficient … Read more
Afghan officials on Sunday launched a hunt to retrieve bodies of Afghan migrants from a river in a western province after reports that Iranian … Read more
Applications for asylum in the EU+ dropped by almost half in March as COVID-19 containment measures took effect, following persistently high levels of applications in … Read more
Top Italian journalist Nello Scavo has confirmed to Newsbook.com.mt that he has given evidence to the Maltese courts in the criminal investigation being carried out … Read more
Notorious government official Neville Gafà has said under oath that he had co-ordinated the pushback to Libya of 51 migrants involved in a tragedy over … Read more
US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to temporarily suspend the approval of some green cards.
The order, which contains a number of … Read more
A handout photo made available by the Salvamento Maritimo Humanitario (SMH, Humanitarian Sea Rescue) non-governmental organization (NGO) shows some of the 34 migrants, who were … Read more
Aid group Doctors without Borders (MSF) said it is ending its cooperation with partner SOS Mediterranee amid disagreement over the continued rescue of migrants.
Doctors … Read more
IOM, the International Organization for Migration, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and UNICEF, the UN Children’s Fund today welcomed the relocation of 12 unaccompanied asylum-seeking … Read more
Frontex, told AFP on Monday it said “all four boats have been accounted for” and there had been no shipwreck in the Mediterranean.
“Two arrived … Read more
The Foundation for Social Welfare Services board has disassociated itself from comments made by its chief executive Alfred Grixti, in which he said NGO rescue … Read more
Claim of shipwreck of boat carrying persons in migratory journey and its location confirmed to be unfounded – Malta’s Foreign Affairs Minister
Allegations that a boat carrying dozens of migrants had sunk in Malta’s Search and Rescue Area were confirmed to be unfounded. Malta’s foreign affairs minister … Read more
Italy has ordered 156 migrants on board a German rescue ship off the western coast of Sicily to be transferred to another vessel and … Read more
Turkey allegedly has a plan to push migrants infected with the coronavirus to cross into Greece and other parts of Europe
Greek authorities were reported to have found out that numerous migrants in Turkey have been concentrating in the country’s western seaside towns, as if ready … Read more
A number of persons are believed to have died following the wreck of a barge between Malta and Tripoli.
Sea Watch in a tweet, said … Read more
The United Nations has called on the European countries to end the suffering of asylum seekers rescued in the Mediterranean, and not to return them … Read more
The government said on Tuesday that children of non-EU families facing deportation will not be sent home and letters they had received from Identity Malta … Read more
Greece has quarantined a second migrant facility on its mainland after a 53-year-old man tested positive for the new coronavirus, the migration ministry said on … Read more
The European Union’s top court ruled on Thursday that Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic had broken the law by refusing to host refugees … Read more
Greece has quarantined a migrant camp after 20 asylum seekers tested positive for coronavirus, the migration ministry said on Thursday, its first such facility … Read more
The European Union announced Tuesday the launch of a new naval mission in the Mediterranean Sea aimed at enforcing the U.N. arms embargo on … Read more
EU ambassadors agreed to deploy a new naval mission in the Central Mediterranean to police the U.N. arms embargo on Libya.
The new Irini mission … Read more
The bodies of 64 men were discovered asphyxiated in a sealed shipping container on the back of a truck at a checkpoint in Tete, Mozambique … Read more
Greece registers increase in victims, as it is preparing for rise in the spread in the migrant camps
On the Greek islands at the forefront of Europe’s unresolved migration crisis, social distancing and self-isolation are luxuries many can’t afford.
In Moria, Europe’s largest … Read more
“The pandemic is forcing us to freeze our activities. This is a necessary decision, despite the fact that the embarkments have started again,” said a … Read more
Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has called for the immediate evacuation of migrant camps on Greece’s islands, arguing that the conditions there provide “the perfect storm” … Read more
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that there was “no difference” between the Nazis and the Greek authorities forcibly repelling thousands of … Read more