Europe’s sinking shame: The failure to save refugees and migrants at sea

21/04/2015 – Amnesty International’s new report on the situation in the Mediterranean documents testimonies of shipwreck survivors. It details the challenges and limitations of current search and rescue operations in the central Mediterranean and sets out ways in which this can be remedied. It calls for the immediate launch of a humanitarian operation to save lives at sea, with adequate ships, aircraft, and other resources, patrolling where lives are at risk.