Tag: Central Mediterranean

Asylum seekers stranded on tanker to disembark in Sicily after stand-off

The people were transferred to the rescue vessel Mare Jonio operated by Mediterranea for medical treatment, on Friday.

East Med dispute should be resolved through dialogue, Bartolo says

Turkey, Cyprus and Greece can end the dispute through dialogue, Minister for Foreign Affairs Evarist Bartolo said.

‘They tortured my husband and raped me’ – Woman evacuated from...

The excerpt from the woman's testimony is one of many in a recently published UNHCR report titled: 'On this journey, no one care if you live or die' - Abuse, protection and justice along routes between East and West Africa and Africa's Mediterranean coast. The report outlines the violations, refugees and migrants face at every step of the way along the migration routes from East and West Africa and through North Africa.

56 asylum seekers adrift Maltese search and rescue region – NGO

56 people are still in distress at sea, migrant hotline Alarm Phone said on Twitter on Saturday morning.

PM’s press conference was an attack on democracy – Repubblika

Repubblika accused Prime Minister Robert Abela of twisting facts in a malicious manner as it highlighted that the government's press conference did not allow media to question the government on the matter.

Coronavirus outbreak doesn’t justify violating human rights, medics tell PM

"We ask the prime minister to reconsider his stance and to come to the aid of those whose lives are at risk at sea. If we allow the government to pay for public health with people’s lives, we will have failed in our obligations as citizens, healthcare workers, and as a nation."

Over 3,500 sign petition; People take campaign online demanding rescue

Started by aditus Foundation, many have taken to post selfies holding a placard with #DontLetThemDrown and #AllLivesMatter.

EU agrees new Libya sea patrols after Austria lifts veto

EU ships will hail and inspect suspicious vessels in the eastern Mediterranean, where most arms smuggling takes place, away from migrant routes.

Boat carrying 40 people in Maltese SAR in distress

A boat carrying people fleeing the war from Libya in Malta’s SAR zone is in distress, according to the migrant hotline Alarm Phone.

“Malta is a very bad place,” – Asylum seeker

Asylum seekers residing in Malta open up to the Irish Times about the conditions at the reception centres.