Thousands march in Berlin and other cities urging the European bloc and German government to do more to help migrants and refugees stuck in Greece.
The operation comes more than a week after a fire burned down Greece's biggest migrant camp in Lesvos island, leaving thousands of refugees in need of emergency housing.
The people aboard were "in serious psycho-physical conditions that make it impossible for them to stay on the petrol tanker", Mediterranea said after the transfer.
Former residents of Greece’s largest refugee camp picked through the charred remains of their belongings, salvaging what they could from back-to-back fires.
Thousands of asylum seekers have been left homeless by the fire in the overcrowded Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesvos, prompting a state of emergency.
The woman was staying at a migrant holding centre designed to hold about 100 people but in recent days has been home to nearly 10 times as many due to a pickup in arrivals.
Witnesses reported bodies of deceased migrants at a prison in southern Saudi Arabia were thrown out ‘as if they were trash’.
European Union countries have been urged not to use the coronavirus pandemic as an excuse to deny migrants a safe place to land.
At least 45 people drowned and 37 others were rescued by fishermen off Libya's coastal town of Zwara.
Dozens are feared dead in a tragedy that bears strong similarities to a disaster in December in which migrants had drowned on their journey from Mauritania to Spain's Canary Islands.
The asylum seekers were in a wooden boat and a life raft and were turned back by the Greek coast guard off the Bozburun Peninsula in Turkey’s southwestern coast.
Dozens of migrants and refugees have been stranded in the Mediterranean Sea in Malta's search and rescue zone for over 30 hours, UN migration agency says.
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