Italian Navy Rescues 4,000 Migrant Refugees

“Italy rescues almost 4,000 migrants, many children,” from ANSAmed:

Almost 4,000 migrants arrived in Italy over the weekend, including one ship bearing as many as 100 children and at least two pregnant women among its 1,044 passengers, authorities said Monday.

A navy frigate brought that group to the port of Salerno after rescuing the migrant vessel in the Strait of Sicily under Italy’s search-and-rescue operation Mare Nostrum. Authorities said the migrants will be transferred to accommodation centers in regions all over the country including Liguria, Piemonte, Lazio, Tuscany, Veneto, Umbria, Friuli, Basilicata and Abruzzo. Many of the total arriving between Friday and Sunday evening sailed from North Africa on rickety vessels, keeping Italian rescue vessels active in finding migrants making the perilous crossing…

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