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At least 890 deaths in 10 days: Mediterranean transforming into “watery graveyard”

Athens/Beirut, 5 June 2016 – Reports of yet another tragedy off Europe’s southern coast bring the...

IFRC Secretary General: Deaths at sea are an “unacceptable tragedy”

Geneva, 30 May 2016: With the number of people migrating and making the dangerous journey to Euro...

Libya: Scores dead at sea, Red Cross and Red Crescent assists survivors

Red Cross and Red Crescent volunteers are helping survivors on both sides of the Mediterranean


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