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Spain will send a military ship to fetch migrants on board a charity boat that has been stuck at sea for 19 days as Rome refuses it access.

The boat belonging to Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms will be the first charity rescue ship since August to dock and unload migrants into Spain.

UN 'concerned' over 12 migrants stranded in Mediterranean

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UN 'concerned' over 12 migrants stranded in Mediterranean

The UN refugee agency appealed on Friday for an urgent solution to the plight of 12 migrants stranded in the Mediterranean.

Charities launch new rescue ship to patrol Libyan waters

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Charities launch new rescue ship to patrol Libyan waters

The boat provides a civilian presence in an area where charities say the Libyan coastguard and international military vessels are failing to ...

Migrant ship stranded at sea as Italy ports closed

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Migrant ship stranded at sea as Italy ports closed

A Spanish NGO ship which rescued 87 migrants off the coast of Libya two days ago was still looking Friday to dock at a port, with Italy closed ...

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Refugee rescue charity files manslaughter complaint against Libya coastguard

The Spanish NGO says the Libyan coastguard left three migrants - including a woman and a toddler - to drown in the Mediterranean.

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Libya prime minister refuses EU plan for refugee centres

Libya's Fayez al-Sarraj has refused a plan to set up asylum processing centres in his country, and says he will not be swayed by financial ...

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'Libya coastguard left two to die', migrant group claims

A migrant aid group has claimed that Libya's coastguard left three people, including a toddler, to their fates in the Mediterranean Sea.

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Italy refuses to rescue 1000 refugees in Mediterranean

Italian minister has told NGOs not to rescue 1000 refugees on potentially unsafe boats off Libya.

Libyan coastguard prevents NGO boat from rescuing people

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Libyan coastguard prevents NGO boat from rescuing people

A NGO rescue boat was prevented by the Libyan coastguard from reaching an overloaded boat carrying refugees.

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Tortured, disappeared, displaced: Libyans in the hands of smugglers

In-depth: Human traffickers are making fast cash on the migrant trade, yet many desperate people are willing to pay any price to escape, reports ...

Dozens dead in migrant shipwreck off Libya

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Dozens dead in migrant shipwreck off Libya

Two rescue organisations said at least 25 people are feared to have drowned in a shipwreck off Libya after a dinghy, possibly carrying some 150 ...

Suspected refugee found dead on Greek-Turkish border

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Suspected refugee found dead on Greek-Turkish border

An unidentified body was found late Thursday in the icy Evros River between Turkey and Greece, which police believe was a refugee.

More than 250 refugees 'rescued in Mediterranean'

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More than 250 refugees 'rescued in Mediterranean'

The Italian coastguard said it rescued some 255 migrants in the Mediterranean off the coast of Libya overnight, just before a front of bad ...

Rescue ship saves Syrian refugee in boat off Libya

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Rescue ship saves Syrian refugee in boat off Libya

A 30-year-old Syrian refugee who set out solo in a tiny rubber boat from Libya was saved on Monday after a last-minute check by humanitarian ...

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Malta-based humanitarian group suspends migrant rescue operations

A Malta-based humanitarian group that has been rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean said on Monday it is suspending operations after rising tensions with Libyan and Italian authorities.

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Italy applauds Libya's controversial ban on migrant rescue boats

Italy welcomed Libya's decision to bar foreign vessels from a stretch of water off its coast, a move that has prompted international charities ...

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Libya: Rescuers find 13 bodies in crowded dinghy

Rescuers coming to the aid of a dinghy packed with people off the coast of Libya said on Tuesday they had discovered 13 bodies including those ...

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Spanish NGO boat saves 391 refugees off Libyan coast

A boat belonging to a Spanish aid organisation rescued 391 refugees attempting the dangerous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea.

250 migrants feared dead off Libyan coast 250 migrants feared dead off Libyan coast

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250 migrants feared dead off Libyan coast

Around 250 African migrants are feared to have drowned in the Mediterranean off the Libyan coast, a Spanish charity said Thursday.

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At least 22 dead on migrant boat off Libya

At least 22 migrants were found dead and 1,800 others rescued off the Libyan coast on Tuesday as they attempted to cross the Mediterranean into ...

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