6,500 migrants rescued off coast of Libya in one day


"Around 6,500 migrants were rescued off the coast of Libya on Monday (30 August), the Italian coastguard said, in one of its busiest days of life-saving in recent years....

“The command centre coordinated 40 rescue operations” that included vessels from Italy, humanitarian organisations as well as the EU’s border agency Frontex, saving 6,500 migrants, the coastguard wrote on Twitter."


See the story: 6,500 migrants rescued off coast of Libya in one day (euractiv, link)

See also: Dramatic photos show refugees fleeing Libya being rescued at sea (Guardian, link)

 

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