Ahead of a hearing at the General Court of the European Union, in which Frontex, the EU border agency, will be questioned over its lack of transparency in relation to its involvement in maritime interceptions and subsequent human rights abuses against refugees and migrants in Libya, Matteo de Bellis, Amnesty …
Rescue group Sea-Watch International has condemned the European Union’s migration policy after posting a video showing a migrant and refugee boat in the Mediterranean coming under attack by the Libyan coastguard.
On Wednesday August 2nd, the head of Coast Guard and Port Security of the Government of National Unity formally received three new rescue boats provided by Italy and the European Union.
An Italian fishing vessel that came under fire from the Libyan coast guard on Tuesday morning for allegedly fishing inside Libya’s exclusive maritime zone is navigating back towards Italy, Italian news agency Ansa report.
The NGO SOS Méditerranée and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) denounced on Monday the shooting of the Libyan coast guard during a rescue operation.
The Libyan coastguard reportedly fired multiple times at two rescue boats of the NGO SOS Mediterranée in international waters, endangering the lives of dozens of migrants and crew members.
Why every day on the Mediterranean is a new scandal for Europe.
Grotesque though it may seem, what happened last week when anything up to 500 men women and children drowned off the coast of Pylos in Greece was just another day in the life of the Mediterranean Sea.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Monday that 726 migrants, including women and children, were rescued and returned to Libya during the past week.
When boats with refugees are at risk of capsizing in the Mediterranean Sea, the speed of rescue operations is essential. Any delay in the emergency response can lead to serious bodily harm or the loss of life.