The proposal for a military intervention in Libya to deal with migration is a "wicked option" that would worsen the situation of a war-torn country, and have adverse consequences on the conditions of migrants themselves, an Italian legal think tank on migration has warned. [caption id="attachment_2038" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] MOAS rescue...

The head of government in Ticino, an Italian-speaking region in southern Switzerland, has threatened to shut the border with Italy. [caption id="attachment_1970" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Ticino, Switzerland: The head of the region's government is on the warpath with bordering Italy for not doing more to stop migrants from...

European naval vessels would need a UN mandate and the expressed consent of the internationally-recognised Libyan government for them to seize or attack smuggling vessels inside country's waters, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has stressed. [caption id="attachment_1959" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon. Photo: Africa Renewal /...

Two more privately-fundeded rescue vessels will be joining the effort on the central Mediterranean route towards mid-June, one by the international NGO Médecins Sans Frontiéres (MSF) and the other by the Norwegian Society for Search and Rescue (NSSR). The Barcelona branch of MSF confirmed to Migrant Report it will be launching the Dignity 1,...