Northern Cypriot and Turkish coast guards together with helicopters rescued 103 migrants with the help from commercial vessels in the area
The EU Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos has told Euronews that authorities on both sides of the Mediterranean must prioritise the saving of migrant lives.
The 12 boys and their football coach have written letters to their parents in their first communication since being trapped by flood waters on June 23.
Elon Musk has announced on Twitter he is sending help to Thailand for assistance in the rescue operation of 12 trapped boys and their football coach.
At least 20 people have died after a boat carrying over a hundred passengers capsized near the island of Phuket in Thailand on Thursday
New videos released by The Royal Thai navy shows 12 boys and their football coach who are trapped in a cave in the northern Chiang Rai province.
The 12 boys and their football coach were discovered sheltering on a ridge in a network of Thai caves. Weak, struggling to adjust to bright light and tackling flood waters, they may not be able to leave for weeks.
It's been nine days since the boys and their football coach went missing. Doctors say their survival depends of them having found drinkable water.
Rescuers in Thailand are still searching for a group of 12 boys and their football coach who went to explore a cave complex prone to flooding
In the past few days several European leaders - namely, French President Emmanuel Macron and Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat - have criticised rescue vessels and NGO's for disobeying authorities, and exacerbating the refugee crisis.Listen to an interview with MSF Humanitarian Affairs Advisor
Thai's have sent an outpouring of messages of support and hope on social media for the young footballers and their coach who have been trapped in a cave for nearly a week.
The rescue operations come amid growing arguments over who should take the migrants
Emmanuel Macron invited Italian premiere Giuseppe Conte to Elysee Palace in Paris to defuse tensions following a diplomatic spat between their governments over migrants.