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North African Migrants Risk Their Lives in Mediterranean Waters

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is calling for the international community to respond to the life-threatening needs of increasing populations of North African migrants seeking haven in Europe aboard unsafe vessels on the Mediterranean Sea.   In three days last week three merchant ships rescued more than 5,200 men, women and children from unsafe boats (Reuters, JUNE 8) in Mediterranean waters, bringing the total so far in 2014 to more than 50,000 people who have...

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