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Distress calls off the Libyan coast

The Mediterranean has witnessed a sudden surge of ocean crossings

Rescue workers have saved thousands of migrants from drowning off the coast of Libya, in recent days. But several NGO-run vessels have issued SOS calls due to dangerous levels of overcrowding. One such a boat in trouble is Sea Eye. The head of the boat, Michael Buschheuer, spoke to BBC Newsday. (Photo: Migrants on wooden boats and rubber dinghies awaiting rescue. Credit: Reuters/Darrin Zammit Lupi)

Huge fire destroys camp housing 1,500 migrants in France

The blaze at Grand Synthe camp started after a fight between migrants, say officials.