Mask-wearing rescuers put empty coffins on the Lampedusa's dock following the death of twenty-five African migrants who tried to reach Italy from Libya, Monday, Aug.1, 2011. The migrants died in the hold of a rickety boat so packed with people that the migrants could not get out as they struggled to breathe, officials said Monday after the bodies were found below deck. The 50-foot (15-meter) boat was carrying 296 people, including women and children. Hundreds of migrants fleeing unrest and conflict in Libya and across North Africa are believed to have died since the beginning of the year in desperate journeys across the Mediterranean. (AP Photo/Alessia Capasso)

Report blames “Vacuum of Responsibility” for 63 migrant deaths in Mediterranean

(MintPress)-The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted a report on Thursday, outlining a “catalogue of failures” that led to the deaths of 63 people fleeing Libyan conflict by sea last year, putting into context a broader range of issues regarding the failure of international bodies to communicate and take responsibility for search and […]