The Greek government has chartered a cruise ship to help ease the situation on the island of Kos which has been overwhelmed with migrants and asylum seekers this summer. [caption id="attachment_4110" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Migrants boarding the cruise ship Eleftherios Venizelos, which the Greek government has chartered...

A crew from the Libyan coastguard assisted the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) during the rescue of 201 people some 11 nautical miles off the port town of Zuwara this morning. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woPeUWVH6xY The people rescued  from the 10-metre boat included 178 men, 11 women and 12 minors, four...

Around 50 people are feared dead after the inflatable boat they were travelling on deflated mid-voyage some 40kms off Libya. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=razfCiI2iE0&feature=youtu.be The dinghy was carrying around 100 migrants when one of its primary tubes deflated on Tuesday morning. At that point, most of the people inside ended up in...

Five alleged people smugglers from Algeria, Tunisia and Libya have been charged with murder and human trafficking by Italian police after survivors from Wednesday's shipwreck said the men trapped some 200 migrants in the hold of the wooden boat that went down. [caption id="attachment_3857" align="alignnone" width="750"] The...