The UN has emphasized how deadly the Mediterranean route is for migrants. Rwanda is willing to take in 30,000 migrants from Libya and InfoMigrants reports on discriminatory practices against refugees who are looking for an apartment. This and more in today's roundup.
Dozens of migrants drown off Libya, but hundreds rescued: The Libyan coast guard has saved 200 people in two rescue operations off western Libya, but found that dozens more have drowned. In a separate effort, French NGO SOS Mediterranee said it rescued another 400 migrants.
Mediterranean 'world's deadliest border' for migrants, says UN: More than 33,000 people have died attempting the perilous journey across the Mediterranean since 2000, according to a UN study. With routes between Turkey and Europe blocked, pressure has increased on the route to Italy.
Rwanda offers to take in 30,000 migrants from Libya: Following the CNN Report that showed footage of migrants being sold off as slaves in Libya, the Rwandan government announced it is willing to take in 30,000 migrants stuck in Libya.
Finding a place to live - a near impossible endeavour for refugees: A severe housing shortage, legal hurdles as well as informal broker practices have put refugees in Berlin in precarious situations. Finding even a small room to live in has turned into a frustrating odyssey for many. Holly Young reports for InfoMigrants.
Spain 'host' migrants in jail amid rash of landings:The Spanish government's decision to lodge migrants landing on the country's coast in a Malaga penitentiary has raised protest and has led to parliamentary interrogations.
Pope: fomenting Migrant fear sows racist violence: In his message for the 51st World Peace Day, Pope Francis noted that "fomenting fears of migrants sows the seeds of racist violence" and that migrants should not be sent back to places where they will be persecuted.