Greece rescues cargo ship carrying 400 migrants off island of Crete

Greece mounted a rescue operation on Friday for a cargo ship carrying about 400 migrants after it sent out a distress signal off the island of Crete, the coast guard said. The Greek coast guard quoted passengers as saying the Turkish-flagged vessel had sailed from Turkey, calling it “one of the largest search and rescue… Read More Greece rescues cargo ship carrying 400 migrants off island of Crete

Four migrants found dead on boat in Spanish island of Tenerife

Four migrants were found dead and three were treated for acute sunburn after their boat reached the Canary island of Tenerife on Tuesday, Spanish coastguards said. A total of 47 migrants were on the boat. The number of undocumented migrants arriving in Spain’s Canary Islands was more than eight times higher in 2020 than in… Read More Four migrants found dead on boat in Spanish island of Tenerife

Hundreds of migrants stranded in open air in Bosnia following relocation failure

Hundreds of migrants from Africa, Asia and the Middle East were left stranded in the open air on Wednesday when an attempt to relocate them to another site in Bosnia after fire wrecked their temporary camp failed, police and migrants said. Fire destroyed Camp Lipa, near the town of Bihac in western Bosnia, last week.… Read More Hundreds of migrants stranded in open air in Bosnia following relocation failure

At least twenty dead as migrant boat sinks off Tunisia

At least 20 African migrants died when their boat sank off Tunisia on Thursday as they tried to cross the Mediterranean to the Italian island of Lampedusa, a Tunisian security official said. The coastguard rescued five people and was searching for about 20 others who were still unaccounted for, the official said. The coastline near… Read More At least twenty dead as migrant boat sinks off Tunisia

Thousands of pro-migrant activists protest in Spanish city of Barcelona

Thousands of people have demonstrated in the Spanish city of Barcelona to demand the government allow more refugees into the country from war-hit areas such as Syria. Demonstrators carrying placards and banners accused the government of dragging its feet over the issue. They say it has not honoured its pledge made in 2015 to allow… Read More Thousands of pro-migrant activists protest in Spanish city of Barcelona