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IOM says nearly 100 people died or disappeared crossing Central and Eastern Mediterranean so far this year

Nearly 100 people have died or disappeared crossing the Central and Eastern Mediterranean so far this year – more than twice the number for the same period in 2023, the deadliest year for migrants at sea in Europe since 2016, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Monday.

Mediterranean: Five US service members killed in aircraft training crash

At least five US service members were killed after an aircraft crashed during a training flight in the eastern Mediterranean Sea on Friday (November 13, 2023).

Mediterranean ‘becoming a cemetery for children and their futures’

More than 11,600 unaccompanied children have crossed the Central Mediterranean to Italy so far this year the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Friday, an increase of 60 per cent compared with last year.

Save lives, UN agencies appeal, after yet another tragedy in the Mediterranean

Three UN agencies on Thursday appealed for greater access to safe and regular pathways for migration and asylum in the European Union after another deadly shipwreck claimed dozens of lives in the Mediterranean.

Mediterranean wildfires leave 40 people dead

Over 40 people have died so far in Algeria, Italy and Greece and thousands of others were evacuated as Mediterranean wildfires continued to pose a threat for villages and holiday resorts in the region.

Mediterranean migrant shipwreck: Swift action needed to prevent new tragedy

The UN refugee and migration agencies are calling for urgent and decisive action to prevent further deaths at sea following Wednesday’s tragedy in the Mediterranean. With 78 bodies retrieved, 104 people rescued, and hundreds more missing and feared dead, the 14 June shipwreck off the coast of Greece is one of the worst and most deadly in years.

First glimmer of hope in decades for Black Sea and Mediterranean fish stocks

New York:The number of fish stocks subject to overexploitation in the Mediterranean and Black Sea has fallen for the first time in decades, offering some hope that a dangerous decline can be turned around, according to a report published on Monday by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

More tragedy on the Mediterranean as 74 migrants reportedly drown off Libya coast

New York: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Thursday reported yet another devastating shipwreck in the Central Mediterranean, which has claimed the lives of at least 74 migrants off the coast of Khums, Libya. It is the eighth such incident since the beginning of October.

‘Urgent need’ to scale up search and rescue in the Mediterranean

New York: UN agencies have called for search and rescue to be stepped up in the central Mediterranean, in the wake of a tragic shipwreck that claimed the lives of 45 migrants and refugees, including five children.

UN rights office concerned over migrant boat pushbacks in the Mediterranean

New York/IBNS: Restrictions against humanitarians who rescue migrant boats in the central Mediterranean are putting lives at risk and must be lifted immediately, the UN human rights office said on Friday.

Libya: Renewed commitment to Mediterranean rescues encouraging, but ‘overriding priority’ must be ‘lasting peace’, say UN officials

New York, July 24 (IBNS): The heads of the two key UN agencies championing refugees and migrants have called for an end to their “arbitrary detention” across Libya, following an agreement on Tuesday by European Union countries to offer those fleeing across the Mediterranean a safe berth through a new distribution mechanism.

Mediterranean migrant drownings should spur greater action by European countries, urge UN agencies

New York, Jan 23 (IBNS): A spate of migrant shipwrecks and rescues in the Mediterranean Sea in recent days is evidence that urgent action is required from European States to address the issue, the UN said on Tuesday

Libya urged to end migrant detention amid warnings over threat to Mediterranean search and rescue

New York, July 7 (IBNS): The head of UN Migration Agency (IOM), William Lacy Swing, has urged Libya to stop detaining migrants who have been returned to the country’s shores after trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe.

Latest tragedy in the Mediterranean claims over 100 lives – UN refugee agency

New York, July 2 (IBNS): Expressing “deep sadness” over the deaths of more than 100 refugees and migrants when their boat sank in the Mediterranean Sea, the United Nations refugee agency has called for greater international efforts to avoid further tragedies.

Boat capsizes off Libyan coast , 11 Pakistanis feared dead

Islamabad, Feb 3 (IBNS): At least 11 Pakistani national are feared to have died in a  boat sinking incident of the Libyan coast on Thursday, officials said on Saturday.