6,000 rescued between Libya and Italy in last few days

Sligo doctor assists with rescue of 946 migrants, a record for Médecins Sans Frontières vessel
Tim O’Brien

Six thousand migrants have been rescued in the central Mediterranean Sea – between North Africa and Italy – in the last few days, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Tuesday.

Those seeking to reach Europe by sea – most sub-Saharan Africans – are mainly coming from Libya to Italy, after the deal between the European Union and Turkey a year ago largely shut down that route.

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Source: http://www.irishtimes.com/

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