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Father Of Drowned Syrian Toddler Describes Last Moments With Family

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 09.08.2015 | World

The Syrian man whose wife and two young children drowned while the family was trying to reach Greece by boat emotionally recalled their las...

Boat Packed With Migrants Sinks Off Libya

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 08.28.2015 | World

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Italy Finds Dozens Of Migrants Dead In Hold During Ship Rescue

AP | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.15.2015 | World

ROME (AP) -- At least 40 migrants died Saturday in the hold of an overcrowded smuggling boat in the Mediterranean Sea north of Libya, apparently kill...

Masked 'Commandos' Are Attacking Refugee Boats Off This Idyllic Greek Island

The Huffington Post | Sophia Jones | Posted 08.13.2015 | World

LESBOS, Greece -- Crammed in a rubber dinghy with dozens of other Syrians, Mohamed steered away from the Turkish shoreline toward the idyllic Greek i...

Video Shows Harrowing Rescue Amid Deadly Migrant Boat Tragedy

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.06.2015 | World

The humanitarian agency Doctors Without Borders has released footage of harrowing scenes on the Mediterranean Sea showing the group trying to save hu...

Australia Reveals Over 600 Asylum Seekers Turned Back At Sea

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.06.2015 | World

SYDNEY, Aug 6 (Reuters) - Australia has turned around more than 600 asylum seekers trying to reach its shores on 20 separate boats since enacting con...

Italy Arrests Smugglers From Boat Where Diabetic Girl Died

AP | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 07.18.2015 | World

ROME (AP) — Police in Sicily have arrested three Egyptians who allegedly were in charge of a smuggling boat on which a 10-year-old Syrian girl ...

International Effort Underway To Rescue 10 Migrant Boats

Reuters | Posted 06.07.2015 | World

By William James and Steve Scherer LONDON/ROME, June 7 (Reuters) - British, Swedish, Spanish and Italian ships are currently en route ...

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...

'Save The Children' Works To Rescue Migrant Children In Italy

Isabella Ferrari | Posted 05.22.2015 | World
Isabella Ferrari

A sea of fear divides Europeans from migrants. Migrants fear death on the sea. For Europeans, there was, and still is, the fear of accommodating, of sharing. There's a lack of courage in not putting these people -- who have risked their lives -- first.

Despair At Sea As Thousands Of Stranded Refugees Are Refused Rescue

AP | EILEEN NG | Posted 05.14.2015 | World

LANGKAWI, Malaysia (AP) -- A boat crammed with more than 500 refugees was found on Wednesday off the coast of Penang island in Malaysia, the latest ev...

Ships Are Responding To Distress Calls From 2 Boats Carrying Some 400 People, Italian Premier Says

AP | Posted 06.20.2015 | World

MILAN (AP) — Italian Premier Matteo Renzi says Italian and Maltese ships are responding to two migrant emergencies near the Libyan coast. Renzi t...

Hundreds Of Migrants Drown In The Mediterranean

Reuters | Posted 04.15.2015 | World

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, April 15 (Reuters) - Hundreds of people desperate to be rescued from a packed migrant boat in the Mediterranean pushed...

Greece Rescues 700 Migrants Adrift At Sea On Freighter Ship

AP | NICHOLAS PAPHITIS | Posted 11.26.2014 | World

IERAPETRA, Greece (AP) — Local authorities and Red Cross volunteers on Crete were racing Wednesday to prepare shelter and food for hundreds of immig...

'We Are Just Building A Cemetery Within Our Mediterranean Sea'

Reuters | Posted 12.12.2013 | World

By James Mackenzie ROME, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Italian calls for Europe to do more on the migrant crisis grew on Saturday and Malta's p...