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UN says 125 Europe-bound children rescued off Libyan coast

A total of 125 Europe-bound children were rescued at sea this week by Libyan authorities off the Mediterranean coast, the United Nations child welfare agency said Friday, adding that most were brought to detention centres.The children, fleeing war and...

17 African migrants found dead drifting off Spain’s Canaries

Spain Maritime Rescue Service says at least 17 African migrants are believed to have died aboard a migrant boat found adrift off the Canary Islands.A Spanish military helicopter airlifted three survivors and was bringing them to land, a spokesperson...

20 Yemen bound migrants die after being thrown overboard

The International Organization for Migration says at least 20 migrants are dead after smugglers threw 80 overboard during a voyage from Djibouti in East Africa to Yemen.A statement says “smugglers started shouting there were too many on board” after...

Stranded migrants evade Libyan coast guard to reach Europe

The February storm is unforgiving, violently shaking the humanitarian rescuers’ vessel as they try to revive a faulty engine and save African migrants drifting in the Mediterranean Sea after fleeing Libya on unseaworthy boats.Not only must they brave 70...

Rescue ship with 265 migrants anchors off Italy

A Spanish-flagged rescue ship - the Open Arms vessel with 265 rescued migrants aboard to anchor off Sicily on Monday, after being cleared by Italian port officials.The Open Arms vessel had brought the migrants safely aboard in separate rescues...

Spanish rescue services intercept 320 African migrants in 10 boats off Canary Islands

Associated PressSpanish rescue services said Tuesday that, they intercepted more than 320 migrants of African decent in 10 boats found off the Canary Islands archipelago.The service said the steady stream of boats were located off the island of Gran...

Eight migrants drowned, 12 missing after smugglers pushed them off board

AljazeeraAt least eight migrants have drowned and 12 are missing after human smugglers forced them off a boat near Djibouti, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM).Another 14 migrants survived and are receiving medical care, a statement said.The...

Ethiopian migrants held in Saudi Arabia call it ‘hellish’

Associated PressFrom a filthy cell in Saudi Arabia, the Ethiopian migrant spoke on a smuggled phone, fearing to give his name. Some 300 countrymen are detained with him, he said. And no one knows when Ethiopia’s government might bring...

Migrants stranded in Libya face vicious cycle of cruelty

Associated PressAmnesty International said Thursday that thousands of Europe-bound migrants who were intercepted and returned to Libyan shores this year have disappeared after being taken out of unofficial detention centers run by militias allied with the U.N.-supported government in...

45 Europe bound migrants perish off Libyan coast

At least 45 African migrants and refugees have perished in the Mediterranean Sea in the largest recorded shipwreck off the Libyan coast this year, U.N. agencies said on Wednesday.The U.N. refugee agency UNHCR and the International Organization for Migration...
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U.S envoy arrives Sudan to mediate in Ethiopia’s dam dispute

The U.S envoy for the Horn of Africa was in Sudan on Friday with the aim of resolving the...
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