In today’s episode, we bring you stories of Palestinian prisoners launching a hunger strike, the victory of the far-right in the Italian elections, exit polls from Brazil, and the death toll from the migrant tragedy in the Mediterranean
In today’s episode, we bring you stories of the death of migrants in the Mediterranean, protests by French health workers, and the elections in Italy
The small dinghy was reportedly carrying over 120 people of whom at least 47 were rescued. Every year, hundreds of migrants are killed in similar accidents while trying to reach Europe from Libya or other countries in the region
The residents of Lesvos, Samos and Chios islands in Greece are observing a complete shutdown on Thursday, in opposition to the government’s move to build more detention centers for refugees and asylum seekers
One of the boats capsized in the Ionian Sea near Paxi, Greece while the other accident took place in the Aegean Sea near Cesme in Turkey. 29 people were rescued
The German charity organization Lifeline also said that Malta had refused their request to supply water and food for migrants aboard the rescue ship, which is carrying over a hundred people on board.
The Spanish rescue ship was stranded at sea for 19 days, awaiting permission to dock. Finally, the prosecutor’s office in Sicily ordered the evacuation of the boat due to deteriorating health conditions.
The ship, with 121 migrants onboard, now awaits the Spanish government’s approval to dock at a safe port after being denied permission by Malta and Italy.
The tragedy, the biggest of its kind this year, has intensified the UN refugee agency’s calls to open safe pathways for refugees who otherwise take perilous journeys to escape poverty and war.
The number of migrants attempting the perilous Mediterranean crossing has increased after the recent escalation of civil war in Libya.
The people on the boat had set off from Zuwara in Libya towards Europe in an inflatable boat, which sank nine miles away from the Tunisian port town of Zarzis.
On June 29, Italian authorities arrested Carola Rackete, the captain of an NGO rescue ship, Sea Watch 3 carrying 42 migrants to the Italian port at Lampedusa.