mediterranean

  • DEADLY JOURNEY MONITOR ship people drowned
    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

  • A child is carried into bus as migrants arrive via boat at the Sicilian harbor of Pozzallo
    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

  • October 3, 2013  

    In our news wrap Thursday, at least 114 people died after a boat crowded with hundreds of migrants from Africa sank off Italy. Also, Secretary of State John Kerry defended the option of diplomacy with Iran on its nuclear program despite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s warning about trusting Iran’s new president. Continue reading