Darrin Zammit Lupi

Wider Image: The pandemic, a deadly cancer and my 14-year-old daughter

28 Sep 2020

VALLETTA, Malta Strangely, I can't clearly picture the face of the surgeon who changed my family's life. I'm not sure I'd recognize him if I bumped into him in the street. And yet I can vividly recall his face turning pale the instant he looked at the X-rays of my 14-year-old daughter's shoulder.

Maltese soldiers seize small tanker hijacked by migrants, vessel docks at Valletta

28 Mar 2019

VALLETTA A small tanker that was hijacked by migrants off Libya docked in Malta's port of Valletta on Thursday after Maltese special forces took control of the vessel, Reuters witnesses said. | Video

Migrants stranded at sea despair for future amid wait for EU port

09 Jan 2019

ABOARD SEA-WATCH 3 IN THE MEDITERRANEAN Germany said on Tuesday it could take in some of the 300 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean in recent weeks, but dozens - including five children - remained stranded at sea with no European country offering a safe port. | Video

'We are not fish': Migrants stranded at sea grow frustrated

05 Jan 2019

ABOARD SEA-WATCH 3, Mediterranean After two weeks stranded at sea and battered by winter storms, migrants onboard a rescue ship are growing frustrated, supplies are dwindling and the crew are exhausted as European countries refuse to offer a safe port of call. | Video

Maltese family keeps ancient salt-harvesting tradition alive

05 Oct 2018

ZEBBUG, Malta Under the scorching Maltese sun, Josephine Xuereb carefully sweeps salt originating from the Mediterranean Sea into small piles, a job generations of her family have done since 1860.

Libyans flee by boat amid "terrible" violence at home

05 Oct 2017

ABOARD SEEFUCHS RESCUE SHIP Just before the sun dipped into the Mediterranean on Saturday, rescuers spotted a tiny wooden boat on the horizon. It turned out to contain five young Libyans fleeing violence and turmoil who were waving their arms for help.

Malta restores forgotten war rooms, hewn into the rocks in WWII

31 Jul 2017

VALLETTA, Malta In a vast network of tunnels carved into the rocks under the Maltese capital Valletta, faded maps of the Mediterranean hint at the place's role in directing key battles in World War Two.

Libya-based smugglers kill man for baseball hat, rescued migrants say

05 May 2017

ABOARD THE PHOENIX Rescuers picked up 560 migrants from unsafe boats off the coast of Libya on Thursday, Italy's Coast Guard said, including the body of a young man who the migrants said had been shot by smugglers on the beach for his baseball cap. | Video

Rescue on the Mediterranean - suffering, death and hope

17 Apr 2017

ABOARD THE PHOENIX, OFF THE LIBYAN COAST Reuters photographer Darrin Zammit Lupi has been on the Phoenix, a migrant rescue ship in the Mediterranean operated by MOAS, a Malta-based NGO, since April 1. This past weekend, he witnessed some of the most dramatic scenes of his career. Below is the account of his experience. (For pictures click, http://reut.rs/2pIL0YM)

Wider Image: Witnessing migrants being rescued at sea

01 Jul 2016

ABOARD THE TOPAZ RESPONDER The first reports came in at dawn. A growing number of flimsy rubber dinghies, packed with migrants from sub-Saharan Africa, in difficulty in the Mediterranean Sea.

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