More Than 3,200 Migrants Rescued In Med: Italian Coast Guard

More than 3,200 migrants rescued in Med: Italian coast guard

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 msision and NGOs such as MSF, Sea Watch and MOAS.

The latest arrivals take the number of migrants to have landed in Italy this year to more than 80,000, according to the UN's refugee agency.

Most of them are Africans.