Maltese NGO launches new migrant rescue mission in Mediterranean

Two boats set off from Malta on Monday as the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS), a local non-governmental organization, launched a new migrant rescue mission in the Mediterranean supported by the Emergency medical charity and the Italian Red Cross.

Boy, 2, is first migrant casualty of the year, with 10 others injured

A 2-year-old Syrian boy became the first sea migrant casualty of 2016, while 10 other asylum seekers were injured during their sea crossing, the NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station said on Saturday.