Mediterranean migration crisis

4400 migrants rescued

22 Aug, 2015

A massive international rescue operation involving several ships rescues 4,400 migrants off the coast of Libya.  Several Italian coast guard and navy ships pull migrants from 22 vessels, including rubber dinghies, off the country’s coast. The EU border agency rescues 95 people from a very unstable rubber dinghy and takes on board another 206 rescued by the Italian navy. The ship is now carrying the migrants to Italy. Many are fleeing conflict in Syria, Afghanistan and elsewhere, while others are escaping poverty or repression in Africa.Doctors Without Borders:

I have never seen so many young people onboard the ship, and especially not so many children travelling alone.

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