Mediterranean migration

  • October 25, 2016  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, National Intelligence Director James Clapper voiced doubt that North Korea will ever give up its nuclear weapons. The State Department quickly disputed that notion and insisted the U.S. policy is both unchanged and realistic. Also, militants in Pakistan stormed a police academy overnight, killing at least 61 and wounding more than 120. Continue reading

  • July 26, 2015  

    As the civil war worsens, more migrants are being smuggled off the shores of Libya and end up stranded in neighboring Tunisian waters, leaving it up to those working at sea to rescue them. The fishermen here say that over the last six months alone they have rescued more than 500 migrants on the verge of drowning, and their work continues as the region’s mass exodus persists. Lisa Desai reports. Continue reading

  • June 9, 2015  

    More than 100,000 migrants have arrived in Europe this year after making the treacherous voyage across the Mediterranean. Lindsey Hilsum of Independent Television News goes to a detention center in Libya, where refugees who were trying to flee North Africa by boat, or were arrested for working illegally, have been stopped and imprisoned. Continue reading

  • May 27, 2015  

    When a small boat with Syrian refugees, fleeing war in their country, broke down in the Mediterranean Sea, one woman captured their rescue by Greek forces on her smartphone. Geraint Vincent of Independent Television News reports. Continue reading

  • April 21, 2015  

    The few survivors of the Mediterranean’s worst-ever migrant boat sinking arrived in Sicily overnight. The boat’s Tunisian captain and one Syrian crew member were taken into custody on suspicion of smuggling, reckless homicide and causing a shipwreck. At least 800, and up to 900, are believed dead, some of whom were allegedly locked below deck. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

  • April 20, 2015  

    The European Union came under intense pressure to address the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean after a vessel carrying migrants sank off the Libyan coast over the weekend, killing nearly everyone on board. So far this year, at least 1,500 migrants have died trying to make the crossing — 15 times more than all of last year. Matt Frei and Rageh Omaar of Independent Television News report.
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  • April 20, 2015  

    The number of migrants traveling over water to reach Europe has grown tremendously. Gwen Ifill talks to Daryl Grisgraber of Refugees International about what’s driving them to attempt passage to Europe and how countries are dealing with the situation. Continue reading