As refugee journeys get perilous, UNHCR seeks safer options
PORTO EMPEDOCLE, Italy – Fifteen-year-old Omar is among a growing number of Yemenis caught up in a deadly conflict at home, who have no option but to run for their lives. But when he set out alone on an epic ... This will include capacity-building ...
Mediterranean: Nearly 9000 Migrants Rescued in One Weekend, as Total Deaths Reach 900 in 2017
The migrants were travelling on 55 rubber dinghies, each carrying between 110 and 150 people, and three big wooden boats, carrying 200, 250 and 500 people respectively. Those rescued were brought to various locations in Italy including: Catania ...
Surge in number of migrants trying to reach Italy from Libya
In response to the video Italy's interior ministry announced on Tuesday that 4,800 soldiers would be deployed to protect sensitive sites. Increased security is expected at the Vatican, embassies and popular tourist spots as part of the “safe streets ...
Islamic State 'planning to use Libya as gateway to Europe'
Did Italian coast guard ignore Syrian refugee boat's SOS?
A Red Cross volunteer carries a baby wrapped in a blanket after migrants disembarked at the Sicilian Porto Empedocle harbor. (AP). JEDDAH: The Italian ambassador to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday said he doubted the veracity of an audiotape that alleges Italy ...
Egyptian boy travels alone to Italy to 'save' his sick young brother
The officer, Maria Volpe, explained why she took Ahmed from Lampedusa to Porto Empedocle. “To see a 13-year-old boy who risks his life, crossed the sea and comes in Italy only to ask for help to save his brother is a new story, among so many human ...
Migrant crisis: Many feared dead in shipwreck off Libya
In all, the Italian coast guard rescued 2,600 migrants on Thursday alone, it said in a tweet (in Italian). Survivors of Wednesday's incident were brought ashore in Porto Empedocle, on the Italian island of Sicily, where IOM teams interviewed them.
Dozens dead after boat capsizes off Italian coast as British warship to begin intercepting people smugglers off Libya
Death toll soars after migrant boat capsizes off coast of Libya
Thousands of Migrants Rescued From Mediterranean Sea in 72 Hours
Migrant boat travelling to Italy capsizes off Libya killing 9
At least nine people died when an overcrowded migrant boat capsized off the coast of Libya and 144 more were rescued, the Italian coast guard said on Monday, after another heavy weekend for maritime rescue services operating off North Africa.
Thrown to the sharks: Migrants rescued during treacherous crossing claim body was tossed overboard - as it emerges ...
400 migrants - including children - drowned in boat tragedy off Libya
Hundreds of migrants believed to have drowned off Libya after boat capsizes
Sicily: Montalbano's island
Camilleri himself has admitted as much, but as someone who, for 30 years, worked for RAI, the Italian state broadcaster that produced the series, he has a media professional's understanding of character upgrade: “My Montalbano,” he has said, “is less ...
Italian prime minister threatens 'Plan B that will wound Europe' allowing migrants to cross continent
Lampedusa-migrant-boat1-Getty.jpg An Italian policeman stands guard as migrants eat while waiting at the port of Lampedusa to board a ferry bound for Porto Empedocle in Sicily. Authorities on the Italian island of Lampedusa struggled to cope with a ...
The man from Porto Empedocle
A new book by the 90-year-old Andrea Camilleri, in an English translation, is a great event. Montalbano's First Case and Other Stories is a collection of stories about Sicily's most celebrated police inspector. After millions of copies and an immensely ...
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