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11 May 2015 description

Zarzis, Tunisia | AFP | Monday 5/11/2015 - 11:09 GMT

by Kaouther Larbi

Scanning the horizon with binoculars, Tunisian coastguard Islam Braiek is on the lookout for the growing number of migrants risking their lives crossing the Mediterranean to try to reach Europe.

With the modest means at Tunisia's disposal, it is no mean feat first to detect and then come to the rescue of migrants who get into difficulties, despite the improving weather conditions.

25 Apr 2015 description

Zarzis, Tunisie | AFP | samedi 25/04/2015 - 12:21 GMT

Trois bateaux de pêche ont amené samedi au port de Zarzis (sud tunisien) 98 migrants africains en perdition en Méditerranée après avoir tenté de rallier illégalement l'île italienne de Lampedusa, a indiqué à l'AFP le capitaine d'un des navires.

Vendredi, le Croissant rouge avait fait état de 80 migrants perdus en mer.

04 Oct 2011 description
report European Union

Brussels, 4th October

A 394/11

"Thank you very much Mr. President, Mr. President, Mr. Prime Minister, former presidents of the European Parliament and colleagues and friends.

I think this is the first time the EU has hosted this event and I am delighted to be able to participate in it and extremely pleased to be amongst so many important people in terms of the work that they have done to promote democracy.