Mediterranean Sea

Number of unaccompanied child migrants in Mediterranean doubles

The number of child migrants who crossed the Mediterranean Sea to Italy without family more than doubled to 25,800 last year, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) said Friday in Geneva.

2016 saw sharp drop in Mediterranean migrants, surge in deaths

The number of migrants who arrived on Europe's shores dropped by nearly two thirds last year, but the death toll in the Mediterranean jumped to 5,079, the International Organization for Migration...

Mediterranean deaths reach record 5,000 as smugglers adjust tactics

New, riskier tactics by people smugglers have pushed the number of migrant deaths in the Mediterranean to a new record of more than 5,000 this year, UN organizations said Friday in Geneva.

Italy coastguard: more than 1,000 migrants saved, 16 bodies recovered

Some 1,022 people were saved and 16 bodies were recovered in recent migrant rescues on the Mediterranean, the Italian coastguard said Monday.

Eight migrants found dead off Malta, one in intensive care

Eight migrants died and one is intensive care in Malta after they were found in a floating dinghy between the Mediterranean island and Libya, according to press reports on Sunday.

Italy coastguard: More than 650 migrants rescued from Mediterranean

Some 658 migrants have been rescued following three interventions on the Mediterranean Sea stretching between Italy and North Africa, the Italian coastguard said Wednesday.

Italy coastguard: 8 bodies recovered, 1,400 saved from Mediterranean

Eight bodies have been recovered and about 1,400 people saved in Mediterranean Sea migrant rescues, the Italian coastguard said Tuesday.

More than 340 dead in series of Mediterranean shipwrecks

A string of four shipwrecks on the Mediterranean Sea have left at least 340 Europe-bound migrants dead over the last 48 hours, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Thursday.

Report: Germany mulls sending Mediterranean migrants back to Africa

Germany's Interior Ministry would consider sending migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea back to Africa, a spokesman said in comments published Sunday.

Almost 250 feared dead after migrant shipwrecks in Mediterranean

Nearly 250 people were feared dead in new shipwrecks in the Mediterranean Sea, bringing the number of dead or missing migrants on that route to a record 4,220 for this year, UN organizations said...

IOM: 2016 migrant death toll in Mediterranean nears 4,000

Almost 4,000 migrants have died so far this year while trying to cross the Mediterranean, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported on Tuesday.

Migrants using more diverse, "covert" routes to Europe, study finds

Hundreds of thousands of migrants are entering Europe via little-known "covert" routes increasingly used since some nations adopted stricter border controls, a think-tank said on Friday.

UN: Over 200,000 Libyan refugees preparing to cross to Italy

Some 235,000 refugees are waiting in war-torn Libya to make the crossing across the Mediterranean Sea, according to UN figures.

Italy coastguard: 2,700 migrants saved, 15 bodies recovered from Mediterranean sea

More than 2,700 people were rescued and 15 bodies were recovered following 23 rescue operations in the central Mediterranean, the Italian coastguard said Monday in the latest update on the world's...

Cyprus and Egypt agree to build gas pipeline

Cyprus and Egypt are to build a natural gas pipeline between the two Mediterranean countries, Cypriot media reported on Wednesday.