Nine migrants picked up in a boat off British coast
British officials have picked up nine migrants who were trying to cross the English Channel aboard an inflatable boat, French authorities said Wednesday, a day after 17 others succeeded in reaching Britain in a stolen fishing boat.
Ten missing as migrant boat sinks off Turkey
Ten people were missing on Monday after a boat carrying illegal migrants sank off Turkey's western coast, the Turkish coastguard said.
Irregular migrants abandon Libya for Morocco to Spain route
Thousands of irregular migrants from Africa are now considering the Morocco to Spain route in an attempt to reach Europe by land, says the Migrant Project. The anti-irregular migration campaign group, in a press statement, said due to the unrest and clampdown in Libya, many migrants are avoiding the Libyan route which is deemed too…
Trump suggested Sahara wall to stem migrants: Madrid
Spain's foreign minister revealed that US President Donald Trump suggested building a wall along the Sahara desert to stem the arrival of migrants, as he plans to do on the Mexican border.
Malta rescues 100 migrants from boat in distress
Maltese coastguards rescued 100 migrants and recovered two bodies from a small boat south of the island on Wednesday.
Aquarius ship arrives in Malta after migrant-sharing deal
The Aquarius rescue ship arrived in Malta on Wednesday after EU countries thrashed out a deal to take in the 141 migrants onboard, defusing another diplomatic standoff in the Mediterranean.
116 Nigerians trapped in Libya slave camps to be repatriated soon, says Dabiri-Erewa
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, says that 116 of the Nigerian migrants trapped in Libya slave camps would be repatriated home soon.
Migrants’ return to Libya by Italian boat could breach international law
A rescue operation in which an Italian towboat rescued 180 migrants and returned them to Libya this week may have been in breach of international law, the UN said on Tuesday.