More Than 100 Refugees Rescued by Italian Coast Guards

“Italian coast guards rescue more than 100 refugees from the Mediterranean,”  from Deutsche Welle:

The Italian navy and coast guard have rescued more than 100 refugees from a small boat which was facing difficulties in the Mediterranean Sea. It follows a similar rescue by Italy earlier this week.

talian authorities said on Saturday that despite strong winds, they were able to get the boat’s passengers, including 25 children, onto their own vessels and then safely to Sicily.

The 12-meter boat was more than 480 kilometers (300 miles) south of Sicily when it launched distress signals in stormy weather. Those on board were from Syria, news agency AFP reports.

It follows the rescue of another group of more than 100 refugees, again said to be mainly from conflict-ridden Syria, off the coast of Calabria on Italy’s southern mainland on December 2…

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