German NGO resumes migrant rescue ops off Libya

German aid group Sea-Eye said on Saturday that it was resuming its migrant rescue operations in the Mediterranean, a month after pulling out when Libya barred foreign vessels from a stretch of water off its coast. “Sea-Eye has decided to resume its rescue missions in the Mediterranean which had been halted for a month,” the […]

Three NGOs halt Mediterranean migrant rescues after Libyan hostility

MSF, Save the Children and Germany’s Sea Eye suspend operations after repeated clashes with Libyan coastguard vessels Jon Henley in London and Angela Giuffrida in Rome Three NGOs have suspended migrant rescues in the Mediterranean because of the increasingly hostile stance of the Libyan authorities and coastguard. Save the Children and Germany’s Sea Eye have joined Médecins sans Frontières […]

Over 8,000 migrants rescued in waters off Libya

More than 8,000 migrants have been rescued in waters off Libya during the past 48 hours in difficult weather conditions, Italy’s coastguard said Tuesday. “On Monday, we rescued about 5,000 people from four large boats, one smaller one and 18 rubber dinghies,” a spokesman told AFP. People were pulled to safety by coastguard vessels, military ships operating […]

Libyan coast guard detains German charity rescue boat

The Libyan coast guard has detained two people from the German rescue charity Sea-Eye after they entered the North African country’s territorial waters. Sea-Eye has rescued nearly 4,000 migrants at sea in four months. Two people from the German rescue charity Sea-Eye were detained after their speedboat entered Libya’s territorial waters from Tunisia without authorization, […]