Tunisian authorities said last week that over 14,000 migrants and asylum seekers were intercepted trying to reach Europe from January to March, more than five times the number of those who attempted the trip in the first quarter of 2022.
Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said 440 migrants, including 8 women and 30 children were rescued in international waters off Malta, two days later a charity warned that the boat was facing danger.
Boat sinking that left five people dead and 28 others missing is the latest tragedy in central Mediterranean, known as world's deadliest migration route.
Boat trying to reach US sinks, leaving five Cubans dead with 12 others missing, local media report.
The man was charged with facilitating attempted irregular entry into the UK as the government scrambles to pass new legislation to prevent crossings.
Funerals were held across northern Lebanon for six people killed when a boat packed with migrants and asylum seekers sank over the weekend as the Lebanese navy tried to force it back to shore.
The boat was sailing to Italy before it ran out of fuel and sank in severe weather conditions near Kas.
The migrants set off for Italy from the city of Sabratha, west of Tripoli, but their vessel overturned. They spent eleven days at sea without any food or water.
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