Italy rescues over 250 migrants off Libyan coast
December 26, 2017
More than 250 migrants were rescued in the central Mediterranean, off the coast of Libya, during the night between Monday and Tuesday, Italy’s Coast Guard said.
The non-governmental organisation Proactiva Open Arms picked up a rubber dinghy carrying 134 people, including seven children, on Monday night. They were to be transferred to the Aquarius rescue ship operated by another NGO, SOS Mediterranee, before being taken to Pozzallo in Sicily.
A military ship from the European anti-smuggling operation Sophia also rescued 121 people aboard two other boats, the coastguard said.
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