“In a few day, you will be in Italy, in Europe. Libya is over,” each group of migrants on the boats was told in English or French.
M.K. Venu, founding editor of The Wire, in conversation with Leena Menghaney from Doctors Without Borders India.
The US has no standardised process for making compensation payments to the families of thousands of Afghan civilians killed in US-led military operations.
Doctors Without Borders said in a tweet on Saturday it believed 12 people had died during rescue operations, four of them children.
“Even with the recent UN resolution calling for an end to attacks on medical facilities and high-level declarations of commitment to international humanitarian law, nothing seems to be done to make parties involved in the conflict in Yemen to respect medical staff and patients,” said a statement from Medecins Sans Frontiers.
An excerpt from Maya Mirchandani’s chapter in More News Is Good News: Untold Stories From 25 Years of Television Journalism.
Almost 3,000 boat migrants have died or gone missing in the Mediterranean this year, according to the International Organisation for Migration.
Italy is currently the main point of entry for seaborne migration from Africa amid Europe’s worst migration crisis since World War II.
The migrants – fleeing wars, oppression and poverty – often do not know how to swim and do not have life jackets. They pay hundreds or thousands of dollars to make the crossing from Libya to Italy, by far the most dangerous border passage for migrants in the world.
Some 62% of all attacks were deemed intentional, in clear violation of international humanitarian law, and many led to disruption of public health services.
The al-Quds hospital was supported by international medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres, which said it was destroyed after being hit by a direct air strike that killed at least three doctors.
One general was among those singled out for disciplinary action, the officials said. The nonjudicial punishments include letters of reprimand, which could have a career-ending effect on the service members involved.