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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 […]

Senegal disputes reports 300 migrants lost at sea, migrant group disagrees

A migrant from Senegal, Mohamed Fane, who arrived in wooden boat to the Spanish island of Gran Canaria walks in a cemetery of abandoned wooden boats in Arinaga. Spain, on 4th August, 2022.

Dakar, Senegal/Madrid, Spain Reuters Authorities in Senegal have disputed reports that 300 people travelling on three migrant boats from Senegal to Spain’s Canary Islands disappeared last week as “unfounded” and said hundreds had been rescued in Moroccan territorial waters.  But the migrant aid group that originally reported the missing boats, Walking Borders, said it believed […]

At least 300 migrants missing at sea near Spanish Canary Islands, aid group says

Dozens of wooden boats used by migrants to reach the Canary Islands are seen at the Port of Arinaga, in the island of Gran Canaria, Spain, on 7th June, 2022

Madrid, SpainReuters At least 300 people who were travelling on three migrant boats from Senegal to Spain’s Canary Islands have disappeared, migrant aid group Walking Borders said on Sunday.  Dozens of wooden boats used by migrants to reach the Canary Islands are seen at the Port of Arinaga, in the island of Gran Canaria, Spain, […]

More than 30 feared dead as dinghy bound for Spain’s Canary Islands sinks

Dozens of wooden boats used by migrants to reach the Canary Islands are seen at the Port of Arinaga, in the island of Gran Canaria, Spain, on 7th June, 2022.

Madrid, Spain Reuters More than 30 migrants were feared dead after a dinghy headed for Spain’s Canary Islands sank on Wednesday, two migration-focused organisations said, as they criticised Spain and Morocco for not intervening earlier to rescue the vessel’s passengers. The groups, Walking Borders and Alarm Phone, said the dinghy was originally carrying around 60 […]

Thirty migrants missing, 17 rescued after boat capsizes in central Mediterranean

Rome, ItalyReuters Thirty people are missing and 17 were rescued in the central Mediterranean on Sunday after the boat in which they were travelling from Libya capsized in bad weather, Italy’s coast guard said. Rescue operations were ongoing, supported by merchant ships and aerial support by the EU’s border agency Frontex, while two further merchant […]