UNHCR urges EU to stop sending migrants to Libya
The European Union has relied heavily on Libya to help stem the flow of migrants into Europe. But migrants in the failed state face increasing danger, with a rebel army marching on the capital.
Malta rescues 85 migrants from sinking vessel
A total of 85 migrants were rescued from the sinking wooden boat off the coast of Malta. The Mediterranean island has been allowing more migrants on its shores in response to pressure from Italy.
Dream-chasing Nigerians perish in the Mediterranean and the Sahara
Nigerians seeking a better life in Europe en-route Lybia have continued to die in their attempt to reach the promised land while thousands ended up been deported. In 2017, Nigeria was ranked highest among countries with irregular migrants in the world through the Agadez route.
Maltese navy seizes tanker hijacked by migrants
Migrants reportedly hijacked a cargo ship in Libyan waters and forced the crew to redirect the vessel toward Europe. Maltese armed forces have now escorted it to port.
Central American migrants killed in Mexico road accident
A number of migrants from Central America have died after the truck they were traveling in swerved off the highway in southern Mexico. Migrants regularly use the route on the way to the USA.
Deportation of migrants: Nigeria tells Cameroon to respect Int’l treaties on refugees
Deportation of Migrants: Nigeria task Cameroon to respect int'l treaties on refugees.
Over 100 African migrants feared dead in the Mediterranean
Aid groups fear that some 170 migrants could be dead after two dinghies sank in separate incidents after leaving Libya and Morocco. Italian President Sergio Mattarella has expressed his "deep sorrow."
Rescued migrants stranded at sea waiting for safe port
Dozens of migrants, including five children, have been stranded at sea since their rescue last December as they wait for a safe EU port to open its doors to them.