The Sicilian province of Ragusa will set up 18 emergency reception centres for migrants arriving in Pozzallo to accommodate 1200 people. The surge in migrants’ arrivals is putting a strain on Sicily’s receptions centres. [caption id="attachment_2479" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Some mayors of the Ragusa province in Sicily have...

Libyans would only accept an EU military operation to target people smugglers in their territory if their government was controlling and coordinating the initiative, Libya's internationally-recognised Prime Minister Abdullah Al-Thinni said in an interview with Migrant Report.   [embed]https://youtu.be/bWmRsoBRutQ[/embed] “We expect that if there is such an intervention to...

A 36-year-old Tunisian people-smuggler, Khaled Bensalem was sentenced to 18 years in jail on Wednesday after being found guilty of the death of 366 migrants who perished in the Lampedusa shipwreck of 2013. [caption id="attachment_2460" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Eritrean Survivors of the 2013 Lampedusa tragedy.[/caption] Bensalam had been charged...