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Italy’s Coast Guard Says over 1,300 Migrants Rescued at Sea

Italy is on the front line of Europe’s immigration crisis, which is now in its third year.

Credit: Reuters

Credit: Reuters

Milan: Italy‘s coast guard on June 11 said it had picked up 1,348 migrants in 11 rescue operations at sea between Sicily and North Africa, bringing the total number of people saved over the past three days to more than 3,000.

Two thousand people were rescued on June 9 when the coast guard coordinated operations involving migrants travelling on 15 different boats.

Italy is on the front line of Europe’s immigration crisis, which is now in its third year. Almost 50,000 migrants have come ashore in Italy this year, about 10% less than the same period last year, according to the interior ministry.

(Reuters)