Migrants begin hunger strike on Italian coastguard ship

August 24, 2018

Many of the 150 migrants stranded on a coastguard ship for a ninth day have launched a hunger strike out of frustration that Italy will not let them disembark in Sicily unless fellow EU nations pledge to take them, authorities said.


Malta to allow migrant rescue ship to dock

June 27, 2018

The prime minister of Malta has said a humanitarian rescue ship will be allowed to dock there, and that the more than 200 migrants on board would be distributed among eight EU states.