On the Ocean Viking, a team of Doctors without Borders and SOS Mediteranee tries to rescue migrants who are undertaking the perilous journey to Europe via the Mediterranean. Deutsche Welle has accompanied the crew on one of their trips.
In one day, sea rescue vessel Ocean Viking received distress calls to come to the aid of two boats carrying displaced people across the Mediterranean. DW reporter Miodrag Soric witnessed the rescue operations firsthand.
The EU has agreed to launch a new mission in the Mediterranean to monitor the UN-mandated arms embargo on Libya. NGOs are critical of the bloc's policy on fighting human smuggling and arms trafficking.
Greece has quarantined a migrant camp near Athens after residents tested positive. The EU is now warning of a spread to other overcrowded Greek island camps.
Malta is ignoring pressing calls for help from Libyan migrants at risk of drowning in the Mediterranean Sea, Sea rescue organization Alarm Phone has said. Their inflatable boat is out of fuel and losing air.
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