# Mediterranean

Two African migrants on board the Aita Mari rescue boat watch a new group of migrants from Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Pakistan wait to be rescued by members of the Spanish NGO Maydayterraneo in Mediterranean international waters off the Libyan coast on February 10, 2020. Photo: Pablo Garcia / AFP
Two African migrants on board the Aita M […]

Fears mount over migrants dying ‘out of sight’ in Mediterranean

As the coronavirus dominates headlines, activists fear the Mediterranean is the scene of an overlooked tragedy as more migrants try to cross, Europe closes its ports and rescue ships cease to function
A woman takes a picture of the empty Palma Beach in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, on April 4, 2020, during a national lockdown to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 disease. Photo: Jaime Reina / AFP
A woman takes a picture of the empty Pal […]

Tourism collapse threatens second virus blow to Mediterranean

Northern Europeans may not be able to decamp to Mediterranean beaches this summer because of the coronavirus, but will their governments support the devastated tourism sector?
Some of the migrants who were stuck on a ship since their rescue in the Mediterranean 10 days ago disembark in Valletta, Malta on April 13, 2019 after four European countries agreed to take them in. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli / AFP
Some of the migrants who were stuck on a […]

EU powers push for uptake of migrant relocation pilot scheme

EU powers France, Germany and Italy, along with smaller member Malta, will on Tuesday seek to rally the rest of the bloc to a joint scheme to distribute migrants saved at sea
The rescue ship "Eleonore" sails on the Mediterranean with around 100 migrants on board. The "Eleonore" took in the migrants on 26.08.2019 off the Libyan coast.
The rescue ship "Eleonore" sails on the […]

Key EU interior ministers seek to resolve Mediterranean rescue crisis

Interior ministers from several European countries, as well as the European Commission, met in Malta to discuss finding a deal to the distribution of the migrants rescued in the Central Mediterranean.
A crew member of the Ocean Viking, jointly run by French NGOs SOS Mediterranee and Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF), pictured near the vessel during preparations in Marseille harbour on August 4, 201 before departure for a search and rescue mission off Libya.
A crew member of the Ocean Viking, joint […]

Rescue trauma haunts Mediterranean migrant rescuers

From one operation to the next, it's not the migrants who are saved but the ones they can do nothing to help that leave the worst mental scars on the Mediterranean's rescue crews
ARCHIVES - Migrants rescued from Italy by a dinghy in the Mediterranean Sea are sitting on a boat run by the aid organizations Doctors Without Borders and SOS Mediterranee on 27.06.2017. (to dpa "Fewer refugees in Italy and Greece" from 01.01.2018) Photo: Lena Klimkeit / dpa +++ (c) dpa - Bildfunk +++
ARCHIVES - Migrants rescued from Italy b […]

EU extends Mediterranean anti-migrant-smuggling mission by 3 months

The European Union extends its naval operation targeting human smugglers in the Mediterranean Sea by three months.
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