25th Oct 2016


Italy saves 14,000 people in four days

Another 1,725 people were fished out of the Mediterranean on Thursday (1 September), Italy's coast guard confirmed. That brings to roughly 14,000 people this week, and 105,000 since the beginning of the year. Sixteen separate missions were involved in rescue operations on Thursday, including Italy's coast guard and navy, the EU anti people-smuggling mission, two humanitarian organisations and two merchant ships.

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