For the men working in the Control Centre of the Coast Guard in Rome, there is no difference between night and day. In this high-tech room there are no windows – only rows of computers and screens displaying maps of the Mediterranean Sea (and the world) and the positions of military and commercial ships. This room controls the Coast Guard’s rescue operations at sea – hour by hour, without any interruption.
- Thursday, 18 December 2014 06:49
- Friday, 12 December 2014 05:30
At least 348,000 people have made risky sea journeys in search of asylum or migration this year, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has said.
- Friday, 05 December 2014 13:55
United Nations human rights expert has called for a global humanitarian response to the large number of migrants and asylum seekers crossing the Mediterranean Sea.
- Wednesday, 26 November 2014 10:16
UN human rights experts have called for stronger, concerted efforts to prevent and eliminate violence against internally displaced women and girls.
- Tuesday, 25 November 2014 21:49
Pope Francis has urged the European authorities to act now to stop migrant deaths in the Mediterranean Sea.