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10 Jun 2015 description

Tunis, Tunisie | AFP | mercredi 10/06/2015 - 14:21 GMT

L'armée tunisienne a secouru mercredi 356 personnes, dont un bébé de deux mois, au large de la ville de Ben Guerdane (sud), a indiqué à l'AFP un responsable du Croissant-Rouge, Ammara Lamloum.

"Des migrants, essentiellement des Africains, qui tentaient de rallier illégalement l'île italienne de Lampedusa, ont été secourus il y a deux heures par l'armée tunisienne. Ils sont maintenant au port de Ben Guerdane", a-t-il précisé.

10 Jun 2015 description

Tunis, Tunisia | AFP | Wednesday 6/10/2015 14:32 GMT

Tunisia's navy on Wednesday rescued 356 migrants including a two-month-old baby girl off the country's southeastern coast near Ben Guerdane, the Red Crescent said.

Red Crescent official Ammar Lamloum told AFP that the group of migrants, mainly Africans, had been trying to reach the Italian island of Lampedusa when they were rescued.

"They are now at the port in Ben Guerdane," he said.

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.