The Libyan coast of the Mediterranean sea during 25 different rescue operations during the day was discovered 3315 refugees. This is with reference to the Italian news Agency Ansa reports Deutsche Welle.
According to Twitter, the German-Italian-French non-governmental organization SOS Mediterranee, only its representatives in the course of one night rescued nine boats 946 refugees, including 200 children, “who were unaccompanied and risked their lives for a better future.”
It is assumed that the increase in the number of migrants attempting sea to reach European shores, because of better weather conditions.
Now the territory of Libya is a key point for migration flows from Africa to Europe and the scene of activities of many groups of people smugglers.
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According to the Italian coast guard, from the beginning of 2017 arrive in Italy for 16 of 206 thousand refugees, at least 542 people were killed. Over the same period last year, the Apennine Peninsula reached by sea 11 911 thousand illegal migrants.
7 March 2017, the European court of justice in Luxembourg has ruled that European Union countries have the right to decide whether to issue humanitarian visas to refugees.