UNHCR laments Italy’s approval of stiff migrant rescue penalties

UNHCR laments Italy’s approval of stiff migrant rescue penalties

The United Nations refugee agency responded quickly on Tuesday to a decision made by Italy’s parliament that will impose harsher penalties against those people and organizations involved in migrant search and rescue on the Mediterranean Sea. The UNHCR said that under the changes, fines for private vessels that rescue migrants…

NGO demands inquiry in migrant attack off Libya

NGO demands inquiry in migrant attack off Libya

At least four people are dead after a boat carrying migrants on the Mediterranean Sea came under attack off the coast of Libya, a German humanitarian group said. The Sea Watch organization said Friday’s attack came as its staff was trying to help about 150 people aboard a rubber boat when…