People smugglers are openly selling migrants and refugees from West Africa into modern slavery in Libya, according to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM). Survivors who manged to either escape... read more →
Ruthless smuggling gangs’ ever-riskier use of overloaded, unseaworthy boats to traffic people across the Mediterranean to Europe contributed to a significant rise in the number of migrant deaths last year,... read more →
The EU’s task force in the Mediterranean is failing to fulfil its primary role of tackling people smugglers, French MPs have warned. A French parliamentary report says that while Operation... read more →
The Italian and Libyan governments have signed an agreement designed to stop migrant boats setting off from the North African country’s shoreline. As part of the deal, Italy will provide... read more →
More than 5,000 refugees have perished while attempting to cross the Mediterranean this year, a new record as Europe’s migrants crisis continues. The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) revealed the figure... read more →
Scores of migrants have been hospitalised in Croatia after being pulled from the back of a people smuggler’s van displaying British registration plates. In all, the vehicle contained 67 asylum... read more →
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