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Italy urges “stop” to migrant boats as shipwreck death toll hits 63

A view of the wreckage of a shipwreck in southern Italy which has left dozens of migrants dead after the boat in which they were travelling smashed onto the rocks, in Cutro, Italy, February 27, 2023.

Crotone, Italy Reuters Rescuers recovered four more bodies on Monday, a day after a wooden sailboat carrying migrants to Europe smashed onto rocks in stormy weather off southern Italy, bringing the death toll to 63, including at least 14 children. Rescuers said most of the migrants came from Afghanistan, as well as from Iran, Somalia, […]

Nearly 1,000 migrants stranded in Med as NGOs urge Italy, Malta to help

Mediterranean Sea Open Arms Uno migrant rescue

Rome, ItalyReuters Three charity boats carrying almost 1,000 rescued migrants on Wednesday urged Italian or Maltese authorities to welcome them into one of their ports, saying those onboard needed urgent assistance. The vessels operated by Doctors Without Borders (MSF), SOS Mediterranee and SOS Humanity have been at sea for more than a week. They said […]

Over 1,150 migrants rescued off Italy as new government mulls ban on two NGO ships

Rome, ItalyReuters Two migrants were found dead and more than 1,150 were rescued off Sicily, the coast guard said on Wednesday, as the new nationalist government in Rome threatened to prevent two refugee boats run by charities from entering Italian waters. The coast guard said 663 people and two bodies were picked up from a […]