It began with blips on a radar screen, 12 miles off the Libyan coast. As the rescuers approached, they found overloaded wooden vessels and rafts that evoked scenes of the slave trade.
Migrant Deaths - news and comment
Stories relating to migrant casualties whilst attempting to gain entry in European nations.
Muslims throw 12 Christians overboard in migrant boat in Mediterranean
Italian police have arrested a group of refugees whom witnesses say threw 12 people overboard while crossing the Mediterranean Sea from Libya to Italy early Wednesday morning.
Stepping Over the Dead on a Migrant Boat
What a photographer saw when a rescue vessel went into action off the Libyan coast.
Libya - 6 Oct 2016
Migrant Boat Capsizes Off Egypt’s Coast, Leaving Dozens Dead
Egypt - 21 Sep 2016
At least 29 people on board a migrant boat drowned after the boat capsized off the Egyptian coast, officials from the Ministry of Health announced on Wednesday.