Nearly 1,000 migrants rescued ina single day

Home page World
12 Punto 14 Punto 16 Punto 18 Punto

Italian Coast Guard teams announced that they had saved some 970 migrants in a rescue operation from the Mediterranean Sea on Wednesday. reports that, the asylum seekers were attempting to cross the sea to Europe, and were rescued from four big boats, small boats, and one rubber boat off the coast of the north African country.

The Italian Coast Guard announced that it had coordinated the rescue operations with a Norwegian ship under the command of the EU border protection agency Frontex and two humanitarian vessels provided by the SOS Mediterranée Organization, Doctors Without Borders, and Catalan NGO Proactiva Open Arms.

The Coast Guard pointed out that the number of migrants attempting to make the treacherous journey across the Mediterranean has begun to rise as the weather becomes warmer.

More than 14,300 people have crossed the Mediterranean to arrive in Italy so far this year, which is an increase of 50 to 70 percent from 2016 and 2015.

Last year some 181,000 migrants arrived in Italy and 5,000 people died in the sea trying to reach safety.

2017.03.03 / 19:44
Memorial Zefer
See also

The Russians captured another city

Terror in an African country: 50 people were killed

Canada has trained Ukrainian servicemen for 7 years

It will be difficult for them to strengthen their positions

Lithuanians raise money for Bayragdar

Russia expels 5 Croatian diplomats

Cavushoghlu signed a memorandum

The mayor of Paris is visiting Yerevan

70 bodies were exhumed from the rubble in Mariupol

Netflix has blocked access from Russia

Xocalı soyqırımı — 1992-ci il Bağla
Bize yazin Bağla