Over 7,000 migrants rescued at sea, defence sources say

Sbarcati a Pozzallo (Rg) 162 migranti di cui 146 uomini, tre donne e 13 minori, 12 agosto 2016. Erano stati recuperati nel Canale di Sicilia da un barcone in difficoltà dalla nave di 'Medici senza Frontiere' Topaz Responder.  ANSA/UFFICIO STAMPA CROCE ROSSA ITALIANA-YARA NARDI +++EDITORIAL USE ONLY - NO SALES+++

(ANSA) – Rome, August 30 – International rescuers including Italy’s Navy saved over 7,000 migrants and asylum seekers in 53 different operations in the southern Mediterranean yesterday, defence ministry sources said Tuesday.

The Italian Navy rescued 2,500 men, women and children in 47 separate operations involving four vessels, the sources added. Several asylum seekers were in critical condition and were airlifted to hospital for treatment. Other operations were carried out by other Italian and international corps including the Coast Guard, the Irish Navy, and vessels operated by humanitarian NGOs READ MORE OF THIS REPORT


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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.