250 migrants taken to Italy from Libyan coast

Today Proactiva Open Arms (NGO, Spain)  spokesperson Laura Lanuza said, that their vessel resqued 250 African migrants from two small rubber vessels that were at risk of being overwhelmed by the sea next Libyan coast. (Photo above: illustration)

The migrants were soon transferred to an Italian coast guard ship, which had alerted the NGO to the whereabouts of the migrants.

Proactiva Open Arms was founded in 2015 to respond to the migration crisis in Mediterranean.

Lanuza says its single rescue ship, a converted fishing boat, has rescued around 2,000 migrants so far this year.





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