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Italy Rescues 4,400 Migrants during the Past Two Days

Published : 01-07-2015

Italy Rescues 4,400 Migrants during the Past Two Days

Italian Coastguard said it rescued nearly 4,400 migrants off the Libyan coast during the past two days, bringing the number of immigrants who arrived to its territories during the first half of 2015 to about 69,000.

The Coast Guard said in a statement issued yesterday, that they saved 21 boats last Sunday, while eight boats that were carrying 1500migrants were rescued on Monday; the statement noted that the Italian ships and British, Irish, Swedish, and Spanish barges participated in the rescue operation.

The statement said that the number of refugees who have arrived in Italy in 2015 exceeds the number of immigrants who were counted by the Italian authorities during the first six months of 2014.

In a related context, the number of immigrants who arrived to Greece since the beginning of this year has reached nearly 80,000 migrants, a large proportion of them reached by sea.

Short URL : http://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/1413

Italian Coastguard said it rescued nearly 4,400 migrants off the Libyan coast during the past two days, bringing the number of immigrants who arrived to its territories during the first half of 2015 to about 69,000.

The Coast Guard said in a statement issued yesterday, that they saved 21 boats last Sunday, while eight boats that were carrying 1500migrants were rescued on Monday; the statement noted that the Italian ships and British, Irish, Swedish, and Spanish barges participated in the rescue operation.

The statement said that the number of refugees who have arrived in Italy in 2015 exceeds the number of immigrants who were counted by the Italian authorities during the first six months of 2014.

In a related context, the number of immigrants who arrived to Greece since the beginning of this year has reached nearly 80,000 migrants, a large proportion of them reached by sea.

Short URL : http://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/1413