Italy to start fining NGOs that rescue migrants at sea


A decree adopted by the Italian government would force non-governmental organizations to pay between €10,000 and €50,000 for transporting rescued migrants to Italian ports.… Read more

Four women, one man and two girls die as boat sinks near Greek island of Lesbos

At least seven people died on Tuesday when a boat carrying migrants sank near the Greek island of Lesbos, the coastguard said.

Assisted by an … Read more

Migration amongst topics discussed by President Vella in his first official foreign engagement

President of Malta George Vella held a meeting with Director General of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) Antonio Vitorino.
After the exchange of greetings,
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Libya’s migrants and refugees with tuberculosis ‘left to die’ in detention centres

Amid ongoing conflict in and around the capital, UNHCR spokesperson Rupert Colville expressed deep concern about the “ghastly conditions” in which migrants and refugees are … Read more

UN warns that the Mediterranean will be a sea of blood due to lack of NGO rescue ships and Libya’s conflict

The risk of migrants and refugees becoming shipwrecked in the Mediterranean and dying at sea is the highest it has ever been due to a … Read more

Germany passes controversial migration law


Germany on Friday passed a controversial package of bills bringing major changes to the country’s asylum and immigration policy.

The package included the so-called … Read more

UPDATED: 50 persons saved and heading to Pozallo


50 persons were saved as they were trying to cross the Mediterranean to reach reach the European coast.

According to Alarm Phone, the group … Read more

Busy night for the AFM as more people saved in the Mediterranean


A total of 270 persons are expected in Malta Wednesday morning after being saved by the AFM in separate rescue operations in the Mediterranean.… Read more

Human rights lawyers sue the EU over migrant deaths

A group of lawyers are asking the International Criminal Court  (ICC) to investigate the European Union for crimes against humanity, arguing that the bloc’s policies … Read more

UK intercepts 74 persons crossing English Channel

British authorities intercepted eight vessels carrying some 74 migrants, including minors, across the English Channel on Saturday. French authorities reportedly caught two additional boats.

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Malta Headlines – In-Nazzjon

In-Nazzjon says that a sea operation by the AFM rescued 75 migrants who were holding on to a tuna farm. The Marine Unit collaborated with … Read more

65 minors and 13 infants rescued as UNHCR airlifts 149 persons from conflict-torn Libya

The UNHCR airlifted 149 African persons including 65 minors and 13 infants from Libya to Rome for safety.

Nearly 150 persons from East Africa, including … Read more

Person found hiding in car glove box in migration attempt to Spain

A migrant was found hiding in a vehicle’s glove box on the border between Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Melilla.

He was one of … Read more

Italy allows families with children disembark from Sea-Watch – 47 remain onboard

Italy on Friday allowed families with children to disembark from the rescue ship operating in the Mediterranean Sea by German charity Sea-Watch.

“Italian authorities have … Read more

The Malta Independent Headlines – Tuesday 14th May 2019

The Malta Independent reports that the final sitting in the case of the MV Lifeline, impounded 10 months ago, will be held today. Captain Claus … Read more

Photo Story: Migrant swimming to safety

A Libyan migrant has been filmed being picked up by a private tug boat after jumping from a vessel that suffered technical failure.

The man … Read more

One after one they let go, they departed under the water, one after one – The witness of the survivor of the Mediterranean latest human tragedy

A survivor of a migrant boat disaster in the Mediterranean has told how he watched fellow passengers slip away and sink to their deaths.

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Corporate Dispatch Morning Briefing and News Review – Saturday 11th May 2019

Good morning,

This is your morning briefing for Saturday, with a review of the main news from Malta, Europe and the world.

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AFM patrol boat saves 85 migrants

Maltese web-portal Newsbook is reporting that 85 migrants were saved by an AFM  Maltese patrol boat during the night and are expected to be brought … Read more

90ft Migrant boat on which around 800 persons died in the Mediterranean on display at Venezia Biennale

The remains of one of the Mediterranean’s most shocking migration tragedies, in which between 700 and 1,100 people died, is on display in this year’s … Read more

Hungarian authorities denying food to failed asylum seekers

Hungarian authorities are systematically denying food to failed asylum seekers detained in the country’s border transit zones, say rights activists.

The policy, whereby adults whose … Read more

Corporate Dispatch Morning Briefing – Friday April 26th, 2019

Good morning,

A clear morning, after days characterised by the presence of sand from the Sahara Desert in the atmosphere. Your morning briefing brings you … Read more

Woman on board stranded MV Alan Kurdi evacuated for medical reasons

The Armed Forces of Malta have evacuated a woman from the ship MV Alan Kurdi. She was evacuated for medical reasons and was brought to … Read more

Racial-motivated random-shooting not excluded in the case of the murder of Lassine Cisse in Birzebbuga – reports

Media reports say that the police are investigating the possibility that the drive-by murder of the Ivorian person near the Ħal Far open centre was … Read more