14 Aug 2017

Aid agencies warn of deaths in the Mediterranean after migrant missions suspended


Aid agencies are warning deaths in the Mediterranean will increase after they suspended migrant rescue missions in response to what they said were threats from the Libyan government.  Save the Children, Médecins Sans Frontiers and the German charity Sea-Eye pulled their ships back after Libya announced it was expanding its zone of control off the coast and warned the charities to stay away. Meanwhile, a ship run by anti-immigrant activists which is shadowing charity boats in the Med is back up and running after technical difficulties.