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Sixty migrants feared drowned crossing Mediterranean from Libya

Rome, Italy Reuters As many as 60 people are feared to have drowned on a vessel carrying migrants across the Mediterranean from Libya to Italy or Malta, the operators of a charity rescue group said on Thursday. SOS Mediterranee said it rescued 25 people in a “very weak” condition in coordination with the Italian Coast […]

Newborn found dead on migrant boat off Italy’s Lampedusa as islanders protest

A vessel with migrants approaches the Sicilian island of Lampedusa, Italy, on 16th September, 2023

Lampedusa, Italy Reuters The Italian Coast Guard found a newborn baby dead on a boat carrying migrants to Lampedusa, ANSA news agency reported on Saturday, as dozens of the island’s citizens protested over a recent surge in arrivals.  Nearly 126,000 migrants have arrived in Italy this year, almost double the figure by the same date […]