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14,000 migrants saved in Med in 5 days, says Italian coast guard

The Italian Coast Guard said that 1,725 migrants were rescued off the Libyan coast on Sept. 1, bringing the total number saved since Aug. 27 to at least 14,000.

Those plucked from the Mediterranean on Sept. 1 were on 16 small boats, mostly dangerous inflatables, and were rescued by Italian naval vessels, ships from the EU’s “Sophia” anti-trafficking mission, NGO boats and two passing merchant ships, the…

Source: 14,000 migrants saved in Med in 5 days, says Italian coast guard – EUROPE

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