Lampedusa

refugee crisis

Italy now represents the front lines of Europe’s refugee crisis

Oscar Webb
12.9.16
Film

What It’s Like to Be a 13-Year-Old in the Eye of the Refugee Crisis

The award-winning documentary 'Fire at Sea' is a harrowing and personal look at the migrant crisis on a tiny island near Italy.
Kaleem Aftab
10.11.16
football and the refugee crisis

Serie B Launches Crowdfunder To Help Finance Refugee Football Pitch on Lampedusa

In association with their official charity, Serie B is aiming to build a state-of-the-art pitch for local youth teams, students and refugees.
Will Magee
7.19.16
Open Water

More than 3,300 migrants were rescued in the Mediterranean over the weekend

The Italian coast guard said the people were picked up from 25 dinghies and one boat, all north of the Libyan coast.
VICE News and Reuters
6.26.16
News

A Brief Guide to EU Immigration Debate Jargon

what are people on about when they talk about "Triton"? What's a "Eurosur"? Why is Dublin making regulations governing anything?
Sophie Claasen and Aurora Orso
8.21.15
Europe

In Photos: Europe's Mass Migrant Graveyard in the Mediterranean

The deadliest migrant boat disaster in history occurred last week when a boat carrying as many as 900 people capsized in the Mediterranean. VICE News takes a look at the Europe's escalating crisis in photos.
VICE News
4.23.15
News

Europe or Die: Our Documentary About the Migrant Crisis

An in-depth look at the situation playing out in the Mediterranean.
VICE News
4.21.15
Europe

Deadliest Migrant Disaster Ever Feared After Boat Carrying 700 Capsizes in the Mediterranean

A boat carrying at least 700 people capsized early Sunday morning off the southern Italian island of Lampedusa and only 50 have been reported rescued so far.
Gillian Mohney
4.19.15
Europe

As Many as 400 Migrants Feared Drowned as Mediterranean Death Rate Soars

The Italian navy rescued 142 migrants and recovered eight bodies after a boat capsized south of the island of Lampedusa. The UN says deaths have increased fifty-fold from the same period last year.
Sally Hayden
4.15.15
The Magic Hour Issue

What Gets Abandoned by Desperate Migrants Trying to Get to the EU

While documenting the personal effects of those who tried to reach "the other side," I came to admire the migrants' desire to leave their troubled pasts behind and build new lives.
Davide Monteleone
4.7.15
europe or die

Italy's Mediterranean Mass Grave: Europe or Die (Episode 4)

In the final episode of Europe or Die, VICE News correspondent Milène Larsson arrives in Italy as the only extensive search and rescue mission in the Mediterranean is replaced with a border surveillance mission, effectively leaving thousands of...
VICE News
2.17.15
Europe

More Than 300 Migrants Feared Dead After Boats Sink in Mediterranean

The tragedy, just two days after the deaths of 29 migrants, has stirred criticism of the EU's new maritime patrol operation.
Giulia Aloisio
2.11.15
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