Migrant push in Med
Improving weather conditions see more migrants attempt crossing.
Nearly 1,500 migrants rescued in Mediterranean in two days
ROME, ITALY: Around 1,500 migrants were rescued in the Mediterranean on Thursday and Friday in operations involving the Italian navy and ships chartered by NGOs and the EU border agency Frontex, the Italian coastguard said.
On Friday alone, seven separate operations picked up 1,050 people as they tried to make the crossing to Europe. The operations were coordinated by the Italian coastguard.
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