06. August 2015 · Kommentare deaktiviert für Greek coast guard rescues 533 migrants in one day · Kategorien: Griechenland · Tags: ,

Quelle: Ekathimerini

Coast guard officers in the eastern Aegean rescued more than 500 migrants on Wednesday after intercepting several vessels.

Following 16 search and rescue operations off the islands of Lesvos, Chios, Samos, Farmakonisi and Kos, officers transferred a total of 553 people to safety.

The islands of the eastern Aegean, particularly Lesvos, have seen a massive increase in refugee inflows this summer, with aid groups warning of a mounting humanitarian crisis.

06. August 2015 · Kommentare deaktiviert für „Rescue hopes fade for migrants after boat capsizes in Mediterranean“ · Kategorien: Mittelmeer · Tags: ,

Quelle: BBC

Search teams in the Mediterranean say they don’t expect to find any more survivors from a boat carrying around 600 migrants which sank off Libya.

Officials initially feared hundreds had drowned but the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said 400 people were rescued.

The Italian coast guard said 25 bodies have been recovered so far but it is unclear how many people are missing.

More than 2,000 migrants are said to have died in 2015 trying to cross the Mediterranean to reach Europe.

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