Monthly Archives: June 2014

U.S. Navy Rescues 282 Migrants

“U.S. Navy rescues 282 apparent migrants in Mediterranean,” from CNN: The U.S. Navy rescued 282 people from six small vessels in the Mediterranean Sea after one of the boats began to sink, the military said Saturday. Five of the rescued … Continue reading

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Italy Rescues 5,200 Migrants

“Italy rescues 5,200 boat migrants since Thursday, three dead,” by Steve Scherer for Reuters: Italy has rescued about 5,200 men, women and children and recovered three dead bodies from overcrowded boats in the Mediterranean Sea since early Thursday. Calm seas … Continue reading

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Libyan Coastguard Detains 114 African Migrants

“Libyan coastguard detains 114 African migrants in packed boats,” from Reuters (reposted by the Virginia Gazette): Libya’s coastguard detained 114 African migrants in a packed boat headed for Europe on Thursday, officials said. Some 43,000 migrants have crossed from North … Continue reading

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Holding Centres Will Not Prevent Migrations to Europe

“Holding centres will not stop migrants risking their lives off Europe’s shores,” by Sherif Elsayed-Ali for Amnesty International: As the summer “boat season” approaches, with a surge in migrants, asylum seekers and refugees making the perilous sea crossing from north … Continue reading

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Spain Recieves 10 Million Euros from EU to Fight Illegal Immigration

“Spain gets 10 million euros from EU to fight illegal immigration,” from the AFP (reposted by the IOL News): Spain will receive 10 million euros ($13.6 million) from the European Union to fight illegal immigration in its two north African … Continue reading

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