ROME (Reuters) - About 4,655 migrants were saved on Tuesday and 28 bodies recovered in more than 30 rescue missions off the Libyan coast, Italy’s coast guard said on Wednesday.
More than 10,000 refugees have been picked up in just two days, as people smugglers take advantage of calm weather to push boats to sea. Over the same period, at least 50 people have died trying to make the dangerous crossing.
ROME (Reuters) - Three Italian ships rescued 414 migrants from four boats in the Mediterranean sea on Tuesday, Italy's coast guard said, with four newborns and one young child among those saved.
ROME (Reuters) - The bodies of five migrants were recovered and 534 others were saved on Thursday following an array of rescue operations in the Mediterranean sea, Italy's coastguard said.
ROME (Reuters) - Ships patrolling the Mediterranean plucked more than 2,700 migrants from overcrowded and unsafe boats on Monday and rescue operations are continuing, Italy's coast guard said on Tuesday.
ROME (Reuters) - More than 3,000 boat migrants have been rescued in the Mediterranean over the past two days and two bodies have been recovered, Italy's coastguard said on Thursday.