The Mediterranean is increasingly becoming a sea of death. Since 2014 more than 10,000 people drowned in it. Doctors Without Borders repeatedly rescues hundreds of refugees from death off the Libyan coast.
The UN's migration agency says the number of people trying to flee to Europe by sea has fallen significantly compared to 2017. The UN has put this down to two reasons.
The number of deaths is "likely to be an underestimation," MSF said as it could not survey all refugee settlements in Bangladesh. More than 630,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar to escape violence in Rakhine State.
The French aid group MSF, also known as Doctors without Borders, fired the 19 staff members after investigating 24 cases. The charity giant's revelation followed reports of sexual abuse by workers with UK charity Oxfam.
The Italian coast guard has said it coordinated the rescue of some 800 migrants from the Mediterranean Sea. Seven children with water in the lungs were transferred to a hospital in Tunisia.
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