More migrants are dying this year in the Mediterranean than ever before
The latest figures from the International Organization for Migration show that 2,977 people have died so far in 2016, with around 20 migrants dying each day since March.
Hundreds of migrants rescued from Mediterranean, four dead
Three operations were carried out off the coast of Libya on Tuesday retrieving around 500 survivors, most of which were rescued from an overcrowded wooden boat.
An Egyptian Billionaire Says He's Shopping for a Private Island for Refugees
Naguib Sawiris says he wants to dub the island Independence, and build a shelter for refugees halfway between the homes they're fleeing and their destinations in Western Europe.
Why the Private Sector Is Going 'Neomedieval' On International Crises
From fighting forest fires to clearing land mines to rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean, the private sector often addresses international security issues better than governments can.
Citizen Initiatives Are Helping to Save Migrants in the Mediterranean
Since EU leaders seem more concerned with keeping refugees out than helping them survive the perilous journey from North Africa to Europe, self-funded groups have taken to patrolling the waters in a bid to save lives.