More Than 3,200 Migrants Rescued In Med: Italian Coast Guard
Muhammad Rameez Published July 20, 2016 | 12:43 PM
ROME, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 20th july,2016) - More than 3,200 migrants were rescued from the Mediterranean Tuesday in 25 operations, the Italian coastguard said. One person was found dead during the rescue efforts, said the coastguard Wednesday, which coordinated the missions conducted by the Italian navy and coastguard, the EU's Eunavfor Med mission and NGOs such as MSF, Sea Watch and MOAS.
Most of them are Africans. Since 2014, more than 10,000 migrants have died or are feared to have drowned while attempting the perilous journey to Europe by sea, most losing their lives in the central Mediterranean, UNHCR says.