Pope Francis has met with the father of a Alan Kurdi, a 3-year old Syrian boy who drowned crossing the Mediterranean Sea and whose image drew global attention to the plight of refugees fleeing to Europe.
This year alone, thousands have attempted the dangerous Mediterranean Sea crossing from #Libya into Europe in search of safety. The vast majority are returned to Libya by the Libyan Coast Guard. 160 are dead or missing. The situation, our work in Libya and what must be done.👇
AP PHOTOS: Despite winter storms, desperate people brave the churning Mediterranean in search of a better life in Europe. The Open Arms rescue ship tries to keep scores from drowning.
NGO Open Arms rescued 263 people in the Mediterranean after their boats sank trying to reach Europe. A woman was heard screaming: "I lose my baby!" 5 adults and a 6-month-old baby died. It is the only rescue boat still operating in the Mediterranean, after Italy blocked others.
Almost 100 people drowned in the Mediterranean on Thursday trying to reach Europe. 74 died when a boat capsized near Libya. 20 other people died in another shipwreck, with just 3 traumatized women surviving, @MSF_Sea said: "They saw loved ones disappear beneath the waves."
Banksy has funded a boat to rescue refugees attempting to reach Europe from northern Africa. It set sail on Aug. 19 and has rescued 89 people. It’s now looking for a safe port. From 2014 to Oct. 2019, over 18,000 migrants died trying to get across the Mediterranean.
The British street artist Banksy has financed and decorated a bright pink rescue boat to help save the lives of migrants and refugees crossing the Mediterranean from North Africa to Europe
Today is #WorldAnimalDay ! We’re not the only residents that call Europe home. From the Mediterranean monk seal to the red kite, thousands of creatures live here too. Natura 2000 – the largest network of protected areas in the world – offers a haven to Europe's species.