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
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
The Aquarius rescue ship arrives in Malta after EU countries thrashed out a deal to take in the 141 migrants onboard, defusing another diplomatic standoff in the Mediterranean.
At last year's conference, participants pledged 6 billion dollars for 2017. The EU hopes to surpass that figure at this year's conference.
More Mediterranean migrant deaths were reported Tuesday, just as aid groups engaged in sea rescues were meeting Italian interior ministry officials to discuss a controversial "code of conduct" for their operations.