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SOS MEDITERRANEE and IFRC alerts the Mediterranean deadly as ever as Pope Francis arrives in Marseille to commemorate lives lost at sea

SOS MEDITERRANEE and IFRC alerts the Mediterranean deadly as ever as Pope Francis arrives in Marseille to commemorate lives lost at sea

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Saving lives at sea: Ocean Viking ship completes its largest ever rescue in the Central Mediterranean

Saving lives at sea: Ocean Viking ship completes its largest ever rescue in the Central Mediterranean

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SOS Mediterranee and IFRC call upon all governments to ensure humanitarians can provide lifesaving support at sea without risking their lives

SOS Mediterranee and IFRC call upon all governments to ensure humanitarians can provide lifesaving support at sea without risking their lives

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Survivors stranded at sea: SOS MEDITERRANEE and IFRC call for maritime law to be respected

Survivors stranded at sea: SOS MEDITERRANEE and IFRC call for maritime law to be respected

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Eight days waiting onboard Ocean Viking amid overwhelming medical needs: SOS MEDITERRANEE and IFRC call for 460 of survivors’ right to disembark

Eight days waiting onboard Ocean Viking amid overwhelming medical needs: SOS MEDITERRANEE and IFRC call for 460 of survivors’ right to disembark

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IFRC president: Ethnicity and nationality should not be deciding factors in saving lives

IFRC president: Ethnicity and nationality should not be deciding factors in saving lives

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En route to Europe I didn’t fear death—only dying without trying

En route to Europe I didn’t fear death—only dying without trying

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Survivors on rescue ship Ocean Viking urgently need to disembark in a place of safety

Survivors on rescue ship Ocean Viking urgently need to disembark in a place of safety

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Ocean Viking rescues 247 people within 48 hours from the Mediterranean Sea, including 5-month-old baby

Ocean Viking rescues 247 people within 48 hours from the Mediterranean Sea, including 5-month-old baby

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IFRC launches emergency appeal to join SOS MEDITERRANEE’s life-saving mission as deaths soar in the Mediterranean Sea

IFRC launches emergency appeal to join SOS MEDITERRANEE’s life-saving mission as deaths soar in the Mediterranean Sea

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Red Cross Red Crescent alarmed at increase in migrant drownings in Mediterranean 

Red Cross Red Crescent alarmed at increase in migrant drownings in Mediterranean 

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