On Saturday evening, the rescue ship Humanity 1 was detained in Crotone, southern Italy, after disembarking 200 people rescued from distress at sea, said SOS Humanity NGO.
A fishing boat with 573 migrants landed on Lampedusa, Italy on Monday after being rescued off the island by Coast Guard patrol boats, Italian ANSA News reported.
The International Center for Advanced Agronomic Studies of the Mediterranean in Bari (Ciheam Bari) and the Italian Embassy in Libya delivered on Sunday agricultural machinery intended for the municipality of Sebha, the capital of southern Fezzan, for the launch of services for cereal producers in the area.
Since the beginning of the year, an average of eight people lost their lives or went missing each day while trying to cross the central Mediterranean towards Italy, according to Doctors Without Borders (MSF).
The Italian multinational energy company Eni and the Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC) discussed the exploratory programs planned for 2024.
Recent data issued by the Italian Ministry of the Interior revealed the arrival of 47,300 irregular migrants from Libya, since the beginning of 2023.
Ahmed Abu Heisa, Libya’s Minister of Industry and Minerals, and Italian Ambassador to Libya, Gianluca Alberini, discussed on Sunday “the importance of strengthening economic cooperation between Italy and Libya and allowing the return of Italian companies to the North African country,” according to a statement by the Libyan Ministry of Industry.
A fishing boat carrying over 200 migrants and refugees was intercepted off the coast of Lampedusa, Italy and escorted by coast guard patrol boats to the island’s commercial pier on Sunday, ANSA News reported.
A fishing boat carrying 531 migrants landed in Lampedusa last night after it was rescued and escorted by the Italian coastguard.
Hundreds of migrant boats landed in Lampedusa on Sunday, taking the number of people at the Italian island’s migrant hotspot up to around 800.