5 months Italy, Malta rescue migrants off Mediterranean Manilatimes |World
VALLETTA: The Italian navy rescued 100 migrants stranded in the Mediterranean on Thursday, as 178 others were taken to the Italian island of Lampedusa and to Malta, officials said. Meanwhile, 149 migrants from East Africa, including 65 minors and 13 babies under one, were airlifted from Libya to Rome by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Trapped by renewed fighting in conflict-struck Tripoli, many were suffering from malnutrition or needed medical attention.Advertisements
The Italian navy said the lives of the 100 people it rescued had been in imminent danger after their boat’s engine failed in worsening weather. ... more