Rescue ship plucks 85 from the sea as Richard Gere shines light on migrant plight

Rescue ship plucks 85 from the sea as Richard Gere shines light on migrant plight

The Ocean Viking charity ship plucked 85 African migrants from the sea off Libya Friday, the latest rescue in the Mediterranean as Hollywood star Richard Gere boarded a second vessel to highlight the plight of those stranded.

Four more migrants evacuated from Spanish ship Open Arms

Four more migrants evacuated from Spanish ship Open Arms

Italy’s Salvini declares war on mafia after migrant worker deaths

Italy’s Salvini declares war on mafia after migrant worker deaths

255 migrants rescued in Med: Italian coastguard

255 migrants rescued in Med: Italian coastguard

Italy begins autopsies of 26 drowned migrant girls

Italy begins autopsies of 26 drowned migrant girls

At least eight feared dead after Tunisian ship collides with migrant boat

At least eight feared dead after Tunisian ship collides with migrant boat

Italy toughens tone on NGO migrant rescue boats

Italy toughens tone on NGO migrant rescue boats

Italy migrant rescues hit record as 900 more saved

Italy migrant rescues hit record as 900 more saved

Migrant travels 400km clinging beneath lorry in Italy

Migrant travels 400km clinging beneath lorry in Italy

Syrian baby and five-year-old dead in migrant boat tragedy

Syrian baby and five-year-old dead in migrant boat tragedy

Italy launches hard-hitting campaign to put off migrants

Italy launches hard-hitting campaign to put off migrants

Migrant disaster boat was ‘packed like Auschwitz trains’

Migrant disaster boat was ‘packed like Auschwitz trains’

Last corpse removed from Italy’s migrant disaster boat

Last corpse removed from Italy’s migrant disaster boat

Man arrested in Italy over migrant race-hate murder

Man arrested in Italy over migrant race-hate murder

Migrant busted trying to sneak into Switzerland in a suitcase

Migrant busted trying to sneak into Switzerland in a suitcase

At least 10 dead on sinking migrant boat: coastguard

At least 10 dead on sinking migrant boat: coastguard

‘Slavery deals’ fuel surge of teenage migrants in Italy

‘Slavery deals’ fuel surge of teenage migrants in Italy

Eritrean held in Italy denies being trafficking kingpin

Eritrean held in Italy denies being trafficking kingpin

Calabria’s migrant workers protest over ‘racist’ shooting

Calabria’s migrant workers protest over ‘racist’ shooting

Italian policeman ‘shoots dead migrant who stabbed him’

Italian policeman ‘shoots dead migrant who stabbed him’

Prosecutor wants 18 years jail for migrant disaster captain

Prosecutor wants 18 years jail for migrant disaster captain

Two bodies found on migrant wreck, but 600 still on board

Two bodies found on migrant wreck, but 600 still on board

Italy set to raise migrant wreck to identify hundreds of victims

Italy set to raise migrant wreck to identify hundreds of victims

Warnings of a ‘second Idomeni’ on Italian border

Warnings of a ‘second Idomeni’ on Italian border

Italian forensics experts to identify migrant dead

Italian forensics experts to identify migrant dead

Italy’s refugee rugby team tries for success

Italy’s refugee rugby team tries for success

Italian takes UNHCR helm amid migrant crisis

Italian takes UNHCR helm amid migrant crisis

Eritrean migrant dies in Italy hospital escape bid

Eritrean migrant dies in Italy hospital escape bid

Italy’s migrant workers face ‘dire’ conditions

Italy’s migrant workers face ‘dire’ conditions

Anti-riot police raid Rome migrant centre

Anti-riot police raid Rome migrant centre

Refugee camp bulldozed on France-Italy border

Refugee camp bulldozed on France-Italy border

Renzi under pressure over brutal Sicily murder

Renzi under pressure over brutal Sicily murder

Beaten migrant teen dies before arriving in Italy

Beaten migrant teen dies before arriving in Italy

New one-day peak for Italy migrant rescues

New one-day peak for Italy migrant rescues

Over 550 migrants saved off Italy, five found dead

Over 550 migrants saved off Italy, five found dead

Police hurt in Rome protest against migrants

Police hurt in Rome protest against migrants

Migrants revolt over unpaid pocket money

Migrants revolt over unpaid pocket money

Migrants must prove they are disease-free: mayors

Migrants must prove they are disease-free: mayors

Bus drivers ‘not racist’ for refusing immigrants

Bus drivers ‘not racist’ for refusing immigrants

Italy’s migrant drama moves from sea to stage

Italy’s migrant drama moves from sea to stage

Station chaos deepens Italy migrant crisis

Station chaos deepens Italy migrant crisis

Migrant victims of trawler will be given burial

Migrant victims of trawler will be given burial

Boat migrant jihadist threat ‘overblown’

Boat migrant jihadist threat ‘overblown’

Migrant gets permit for saving drowning woman

Migrant gets permit for saving drowning woman

Italian navy finds migrant disaster boat

Italian navy finds migrant disaster boat

UN Security Council to meet on migrant crisis

UN Security Council to meet on migrant crisis

Italians welcome ‘royal baby’ born on boat

Italians welcome ‘royal baby’ born on boat

New warnings over migrant crisis

New warnings over migrant crisis

Italy PM set for Med ‘solidarity’ boat trip

Italy PM set for Med ‘solidarity’ boat trip

Migrant dies ‘clinging to bus’ on Italy-bound ferry

Migrant dies ‘clinging to bus’ on Italy-bound ferry

Captain faces charges over migrant disaster

Captain faces charges over migrant disaster

Lombardy chief refuses to give beds to migrants

Lombardy chief refuses to give beds to migrants

Italy rescues 1,500 migrants in one day

Italy rescues 1,500 migrants in one day

Italian coastguard wants to carry weapons

Italian coastguard wants to carry weapons

Migrant ships ‘trade like second-hand cars’

Migrant ships ‘trade like second-hand cars’

Italy mounts rescue for ‘drifting’ migrant ship

Italy mounts rescue for ‘drifting’ migrant ship

Christmas baby cheer for rescued migrant mother

Christmas baby cheer for rescued migrant mother

No end in sight to tide of migrant tragedies

No end in sight to tide of migrant tragedies

‘The migrant situation is becoming untenable’

‘The migrant situation is becoming untenable’

Italian navy rescues 133 migrant children

Italian navy rescues 133 migrant children

MP slams Italy migrant health care

MP slams Italy migrant health care

300 feared dead after refugee boat sinks

300 feared dead after refugee boat sinks

Rescuers recover 15 dead migrants off Italy

Rescuers recover 15 dead migrants off Italy

Dozens missing in fresh migrant shipwreck: rescuers

Dozens missing in fresh migrant shipwreck: rescuers

Italy sends asylum-seekers to Cyprus under EU scheme

Italy sends asylum-seekers to Cyprus under EU scheme

Italy is now Europe’s top spot for refugee arrivals

Italy is now Europe’s top spot for refugee arrivals

Italy suspends raising migrant wreck amid bad weather

Italy suspends raising migrant wreck amid bad weather

‘Nationalism will rise unless EU borders protected’: Merkel

‘Nationalism will rise unless EU borders protected’: Merkel

Italy brands Austria’s migrant fence ‘a waste of money’

Italy brands Austria’s migrant fence ‘a waste of money’

Tense talks as Italy fumes over Austria migrant ‘slap’

Tense talks as Italy fumes over Austria migrant ‘slap’

Italy to start fingerprinting migrants at sea

Italy to start fingerprinting migrants at sea

Italy close to raising body-filled migrant disaster ship

Italy close to raising body-filled migrant disaster ship

EU attacks Austria’s planned ‘migrant fence’ on Italy border

EU attacks Austria’s planned ‘migrant fence’ on Italy border

Migrant shipwreck ‘captain’ was just a passenger: lawyer

Migrant shipwreck ‘captain’ was just a passenger: lawyer

Syrian children blow kisses as they arrive in Italy’s first airlift

Syrian children blow kisses as they arrive in Italy’s first airlift

Renzi to give DVDs of Italian migrant film to EU leaders

Renzi to give DVDs of Italian migrant film to EU leaders

How this tiny Italian town opened its homes to refugees

How this tiny Italian town opened its homes to refugees

Italy risks ‘huge damage’ if Schengen suspended

Italy risks ‘huge damage’ if Schengen suspended

Heroic migrant gets residency for foiling armed robbery

Heroic migrant gets residency for foiling armed robbery

Italy to step up border controls with Slovenia

Italy to step up border controls with Slovenia

Nearly 2,000 migrants rescued off Libya

Nearly 2,000 migrants rescued off Libya

Italy’s biggest refugee centre ‘stole state funds’

Italy’s biggest refugee centre ‘stole state funds’

EU starts action against migrant smugglers

EU starts action against migrant smugglers

Italy’s migrant ‘hotspots’ face tough tests

Italy’s migrant ‘hotspots’ face tough tests

EU to arrest people traffickers on high seas

EU to arrest people traffickers on high seas

EU agrees to redistribute migrants from Italy

EU agrees to redistribute migrants from Italy

How Italy’s Cara Mineo became a refugee ghetto

How Italy’s Cara Mineo became a refugee ghetto

One in three Italy migrants refuse ID

One in three Italy migrants refuse ID

Italy ready to impose Austria border controls

Italy ready to impose Austria border controls

Shipwreck survivors thank Irish saviours

Shipwreck survivors thank Irish saviours

EU blasts lack of action over migrant influx

EU blasts lack of action over migrant influx

Over 200 migrants feared drowned off Libya

Over 200 migrants feared drowned off Libya

13 bodies found as 1,800 migrants rescued off Italy

13 bodies found as 1,800 migrants rescued off Italy

EU fails to agree on migrant targets

EU fails to agree on migrant targets

Italian coastguard finds bodies of 12 migrants

Italian coastguard finds bodies of 12 migrants

EU deal on migrants ‘disappointing’ says UN

EU deal on migrants ‘disappointing’ says UN

Sardinia’s poor give all to refugees

Sardinia’s poor give all to refugees

Renzi slams EU leaders over migrant quotas

Renzi slams EU leaders over migrant quotas

Migrant shot dead off Libya – EU okays new op

Migrant shot dead off Libya – EU okays new op

Border crisis: ‘a punch in the face for Europe’

Border crisis: ‘a punch in the face for Europe’

EU proposes migrant crisis action plan

EU proposes migrant crisis action plan

EU politicians to meet on migrant disaster

EU politicians to meet on migrant disaster

EU  to increase migrant aid to Italy

EU to increase migrant aid to Italy