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Italy Rescues Close to 800 Migrants in 72 Hours

“Italy rescues nearly 800 migrants from sea in 72 hours,” from Deutsche-Welle: Hundreds of migrants from North Africa have been rescued from the Mediterranean Sea and brought to safety in Sicily over the past three days, Italian authorities confirmed on … Continue reading

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Traffickers Use Teenagers to Drive Boats

“Traffickers turn to teenagers to drive boats across the Mediterranean,” by Luca Muzi for the Guardian: Traffickers in Egypt and Libya are increasingly using children to drive boats of migrants to Italy. Many of these teenagers are then detained and … Continue reading

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Migrant Boat Capsizes Off Libyan Coast

“Migrant boat carrying 100 capsizes off Libya coast,” from the Daily Star: A boat carrying more than 100 migrants capsized off the coast near the Libyan capital, a coast guard official said Sunday. Abdel-Latif Mohammad said the coast guard found … Continue reading

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Tunisian Coastguard Rescues 90 Migrants

“Tunisia coastguard rescues 90 illegals after breakdown,” from the AFP (reposted by Yahoo News): Tunisian coastguards on Saturday intercepted 90 African migrants whose makeshift boat heading from Libya for the Italian island of Lampedusa broke down off Zarzis, the Red … Continue reading

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Migration Desert Trail in Libya

“Decay of Libyan state clears desert trail for Africans to Europe,” by Ulf Laessing for Reuters: Abdulkabir and five of his friends, all from Niger, walked for hours over rocky hills and sandy paths to cross into southern Libya, without … Continue reading

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