NGOs in Med withdrawal

If lives weren’t at stake, this would be ironic.

Italy may ask for EU help after three NGOs suspend migrant rescues

By Stefania Fumo

ROME, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) — Italy may call on the EU to help save migrants off vessels in distress in the Mediterranean after three humanitarian NGOs suspended operations there, Italian media reported Monday.

The Italian government may request search-and-rescue assistance from EU Operation Triton, a border control mission, and EU Operation Sophia, an anti-human trafficker mission, Italy’s public broadcaster RAI reported.

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