Italian humanitarian ship rescues 100 migrants off coast of Libya

Rome, August 30 (RHC)-- In news from the Mediterranean, an Italian humanitarian boat rescued 100 migrants, including 22 children, on Wednesday off the coast of Libya.  The migrants were drifting in a rubber dinghy that was already beginning to deflate. 

The rescue boat was operated by the charity group Mediterranea Saving Humans.  Italy’s outgoing Interior Minister Matteo Salvini recently signed a decree banning the rescue ship from entering Italian waters. 

The rescue came a day after about 40 migrants died when their boat capsized off the coast of Libya.  About 900 migrants have died this year in the Mediterranean en route to Europe.

Edited by Ed Newman



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