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Why The EU Plan To Stop Mediterranean Migration Is A Human Rights Concern

The Conversation Global | Posted 02.20.2017 | World
The Conversation Global

Katie Kuschminder, European University Institute EU leaders have agreed to a plan that will provide Libya’s UN-backed government €200 million for ...

It's Shaping Up To Be The Deadliest Winter On Record For Migrants

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 02.03.2017 | World

The stretch of sea between Libya and southern Italy continues to be a death trap for migrants and refugees in search of better lives in Europe. This w...

It's Only January And Migrant Deaths In The Mediterranean Are Already Climbing

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 01.19.2017 | World

The first few weeks of 2017 are proving to be just as bleak as 2016 was for those seeking a better life in other parts of the world. Far fewer migrant...

Refugees Take Us Inside Their Fight For Survival In This Harrowing Film

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 12.27.2016 | World

One summer morning, yet another flimsy boat overflowing with people glides precariously across the Aegean Sea between Greece and Turkey. Men, women an...

Where on Earth is Gibraltar?

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 11.07.2016 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

Is it a province? Is it a country? It's a peninsula, it has a large rock - and it's definitely a geographical and political oddity, to say the least. ...

One Of The Last Remaining Routes To Europe For Refugees Is Also One Of The Deadliest

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 11.29.2016 | World

The stretch of the Mediterranean Sea separating Libya from southern Italy has become a death trap for some of the world’s most vulnerable people. Al...

Escaping Ebola: A Dangerous Journey From The Desert To The Mediterranean Sea

Women & Girls Hub | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 01.02.2017 | World

Fleeing Sierra Leone for Europe, Fatima and her family endured a dangerous journey across six countries, the Sahara Desert and conflict-ridden Libya. ...

Forced From Home

Doctors Without Borders | Posted 09.29.2016 | World
Doctors Without Borders

I once heard an astronaut describe his trip to space. At first he saw individual countries, then continents, bound by oceans. When he went high enough he could see only one world. Do we all need to go to the moon to understand that we live together in one interconnected world where peace can be found? I hope that this exhibit helps bring us closer to this view.

3,000 Migrants Saved From Mediterranean Sea

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 08.31.2016 | World

ROME (Reuters) - Some 3000 migrants were saved in the Strait of Sicily in 30 separate rescue missions on Tuesday, the Italian coastguard said, bringin...

18 Mediterranean Wedding Photos That'll Give You Major Wanderlust

The Huffington Post | Carolin Lehmann | Posted 08.23.2016 | Weddings

The Greek islands and the French Riveria may be the most well-known and romantic places to tie the knot along the Mediterranean Sea ― but there are ...

Four Migrants Found Dead, Hundreds Saved From Boat In Mediterranean

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 07.12.2016 | World

ROME (Reuters) - A humanitarian group said it recovered the bodies of four migrants and rescued around 400 survivors on Tuesday from an overcrowded wo...

A Record Number Of People Have Drowned Trying To Reach Europe This Year

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 07.01.2016 | World

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nearly 2,900 migrants have died trying to reach Europe by crossing the Mediterranean Sea, making the first six m...

App Allows Users To Help Save Migrants Crossing Mediterranean

Thomson Reuters Foundation | Sarah Grossman | Posted 06.17.2016 | Impact

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A smartphone application that allows users to scan the Mediterranean for boats in distress is being tested by a ...

EgyptAir Black Box Signal Allows Search Teams To Zero In On Wreck

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 06.02.2016 | World

CAIRO/PARIS (Reuters) - Search teams zeroed in on the wreckage of EgyptAir flight MS804 on Thursday after a French vessel picked up a signal from one ...

This Beach May Just Have The Bluest Water In The World

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 05.27.2016 | Travel

When we think "beach," our minds typically drift away to Hawaii, the Caribbean and the South Pacific. Now, after seeing the aquamarine of Ölüdeniz,...

'Sea Cemetery' Commemorates Syrian Refugees Who Died Trying To Reach Europe

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 05.25.2016 | World

Syrian refugees who've lost their lives fleeing their war-torn homeland have not been forgotten. Last month, 200 floating gravestones appeared off th...

Hundreds Drown One Year After The Deadliest Shipwreck Of The Refugee Crisis

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 01.07.2017 | World

On the anniversary of one of the deadliest migrant shipwrecks in the Mediterranean Sea, hundreds of people are reported to have drowned trying to reac...

Looking For Peace In Israel/Palestine

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 01.25.2017 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

Looking out on the Mediterranean Sea from Tel Aviv is a good time for reflection when ending a study tour of Israel-Palestine. Just over two weeks here has made a few issues clear.

The Mediterranean Coast's 10 Best-Kept Secrets | Posted 01.08.2017 | Travel

By Michelle Schuman for the Orbitz Travel Blog Ibiza, Nice, the Amalfi Coast. These Mediterranean gems are popular for good reason: gorgeous beaches,...

Silence on the Suez

Juli Berwald | Posted 08.05.2016 | Science
Juli Berwald

In the Suez Canal's first fifty years, ten Red Sea species traveled to the Mediterranean. In its second fifty years, the number increased nearly ten-fold. Today, the number of Red Sea species in the Mediterranean is 447, the majority migrated in the last forty years as the Canal became wider, deeper, and less salty.

On World Refugee Day, let's push forward

Christian Fuchs | Posted 06.16.2016 | Impact
Christian Fuchs

(Washington, D.C.) -- In the late 1970s, Jesuit Fr. Pedro Arrupe, then Superior General of the Society of Jesus, was so moved by the dangerous ocean j...

Over 2,000 Migrants Rescued In The Mediterranean Sea

Reuters | Posted 06.06.2015 | World

ROME, June 6 (Reuters) - More than 2,000 migrants were rescued from five wooden boats in the Mediterranean on Saturday and as many as seven other vess...

Dear NPR... Nevermind

Miguel Macias | Posted 06.27.2015 | Media
Miguel Macias

It seems clear to me that the tragedy that occurred last week is business as usual in Europe. And that is the real tragedy. But this disaster has no easy solution and therefore there is no easy way to cover it.

Reflections on the Mediterranean Refugee Crisis

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics
Joseph V. Micallef

From one end of the globe to the other, "have-nots" are looking with envy at the lives of the "haves." This is not about ideology or politics. They are not revolutionaries looking to overturn the old order or seeking payback for the legacy of colonial imperialism, rather they are looking to join it and benefit from its bounty.

Italy Rescues Almost 1,000 Migrants Amid Spike In Deaths At Sea

Reuters | Posted 06.11.2015 | World

ROME, April 11 (Reuters) - Italian and merchant ships rescued around 1,000 migrants from three overcrowded skiffs near the coast of Libya and found on...