A photographer who was onboard a migrant vessel from which four young Eritrean men were discovered dead said people inside the vessel's hold were packed so tightly it would have been easy for survivors not to realise that they had died. “People are packed so tightly in the hold," said...

More than 2,800 migrants have died in the Mediterranean this year as of June 19, a sharp increase compared to last year at this time, when about 1,800 deaths were reported during the same period. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) reports 1,020 more fatalities than last year’s...

More than 160 migrants are feared to have perished off Libya this week in two separate accidents off the coast of Zawiya, a coastal town that has become the new focal point for departures from the North African coast. [caption id="attachment_5557" align="alignnone" width="960"] Survivors being treated by volunteers...