Around 2,500 migrants have drowned in the Mediterranean this year, trying to reach southern Europe, according to the International Organization for Migration. The deteriorating situation in war-torn countries such as Syria and Afghanistan and abuses in Eritrea exacerbate the overflow of migrants to Europe.

While the EU is struggling to come up with a decisions on how to deal with the crisis, a privately funded research by American philanthropist and his Italian wife, has set up a search and r...


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