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Italian coastguard rescue 750 migrants

Not less then 235,000 migrants and refugees are on the coast of Libya

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Publish Date: Sep 16 2016 2:45PM | Updated Date: Sep 16 2016 2:45PM

Italian coastguard rescue 750 migrants

 Italian coastguard rescued 750 migrants from six boats in Mediterranean.

 
Migrants were aboard one boat and five motorised rubber dinghies.
 
Country’s navy ship also took part in operation and one belonging to Malta-based Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS).
 
British navy vessel recovered the corpse of one migrant.
 
Not less then 235,000 migrants and refugees are on the coast of Libya trying to cross Mediterranean to Italy, Martin Kobler, the United Nations envoy has warned.
 
Over 128,000 migrants have reached Italy from the North African coast till now this year, straining to the limit Italy's capacity to accommodate them and process their asylum applications.
 
In 2015, over one million migrants entered the European Union, mostly via Greece and Italy amid a continuing crisis that is straining the unity of the bloc.