Around 900 migrants were rescued from their boats in the Mediterranean Sea on Friday, while hundreds more were taken to Sicily, in Italy.
At least five people have been killed, after a light aircraft crashed, shortly after taking off from the main airport in Malta.
At least 20 migrants have reportedly been found dead, while a further 366 were rescued attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea, in four separate rescue operations.
As many as 40 migrants are thought to have drowned off the coast of Libya, after their inflatable boat sank near to the Libyan shoreline.
Over 3,700 migrants have been rescued from overcrowded and unsafe vessels in the Mediterranean Sea, in the last two days.
Italian coastguard officials have said that more than 4,200 migrants have been rescued from vessels in the Mediterranean Sea, as the migrant crisis in the area continues to increase.
Italian coastguard officials have reportedly rescued 3,600 migrants within two days, despite conditions on the Mediterranean Sea seen as perfect for crossing.
At least 40 migrants, originally from Ghana, Mali, Gambia, Senegal and the Ivory Coast, have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea, according to a spokeswoman from Save the Children.
At least one dead body has been discovered as Italian and merchant ships rescued as many as 1’000 migrants from overcrowded vessels off the Libyan coast.
A total of up to 1’500 migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea have been rescued by the Italian coastguard over a period of just 24 hours, officials have said.