Tag: Lampedusa

Migrant woman gives birth while being transferred to Sicily

A woman who tested positive for coroanvirus, gave birth to a baby on board a helicopter while she was being transferred from Lampedusa to Sicily, on a one hour flight.

Alarm Phone: Malta leaves phone ringing as 23 asylum seekers await...

Malta and Italy alike are washing their hands off a group of 23 asylum seekers in distress who are presently close to Lampedusa, according to NGO Alarm Phone.

EP dedicates a minute of silence to drowned migrants

European Parliament president David Sassoli opened the October plenary session with a minute of silence for the asylum seekers that drowned off...

Second rescue boat heading to Lampedusa in potential new stand-off with...

A second migrant rescue boat is heading towards the south Italian island of Lampedusa, potentially creating another stand-off with Italian authorities who are banning...

Salvini blocks vessel to enter port at Lampedusa– Mediterranea Saving Humans

Mediterranea Saving Humans (MSH) said that the Italian Minister for Internal Affairs Matteo Salvini is blocking the vessel Mare Jonio from entering port. The...

Photos: Migrants disembark Open Arms rescue ship on Italian island of...

Nearly one hundred migrants who had been stranded on the Open Arms rescue ship off the coast of Lampedusa disembarked on the Italian island...

Updated: Open Arms ship to be seized by Agrigento prosecutor, migrants...

An Italian prosecutor ordered on Tuesday the seizure of the Open Arms migrant ship and the evacuation of the migrants on board, ending a...

Italian political standoff keeps rescued migrants stranded at sea

A charity rescue ship carrying 134 migrants, mostly Africans, waited off the coast of Italy on Friday as a battle between former political allies...

Updated: Italy says six EU states will take in Open Arms...

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Thursday that six EU countries had agreed to take in some 150 migrants from a rescue ship...

Updated: Open Arms migrant vessel calls for medical evacuation

Open Arms has said that it will need to ask permission to disembark again because of the well-being of those on board, the NGO...