Published On: Mon, May 4th, 2015

Migrant crisis: Thousands rescued in the Mediterranean in a single weekend

More than 3, 400 people taken ashore by European patrols on Saturday alone

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More than 6, 000 migrants were rescued at sea over the weekend, with Italy’s coast guard summoning Italian and French naval boats, merchant ships and even private yachts to assist in the operations.

Most of the boat people were rescued off the Libyan coast and taken to ports in Sicilyand Calabria.

The rise in numbers, attempting the crossing to Europe comes as no surprise…. [READ MORE]

 

By Paddy Agnew

 

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