43 migrants had an ill-fated death when their ship capsized on the Mediterranean Sea, off the Libyan Coast, revealed 2 different UN agencies
ICS, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) are calling for the immediate disembarkation of 27 rescued people trapped onboard a cargo ship.
UNHCR has warned that the Mediterranean “will be a sea of blood” unless there is intervention to prevent shipwrecks and drownings of migrants and refugees attempting the sea crossing into Europe.
The loss of life of migrants at sea is a humanitarian tragedy that needs to be addressed through appropriate and effective action at the United Nations.
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos will join MEPs on the Foreign Affairs, Home Affairs and Human Rights committees on Tuesday to debate respect for human rights in the context of migration flows in the Mediterranean.
The U.N. refugee agency expects the number of refugees fleeing across the Mediterranean to Europe to hit 400,000 this year and could be 450,000 or more in 2016
The updated and revised Rescue at Sea: A guide to principles and practice as applied to refugees and migrants is now available in six languages.