Thou­sands of mi­grants res­cued while cross­ing Mediter­ranean:

The Washington Post Sunday - - THE WORLD -

About 2,100 mi­grants were res­cued at sea on Fri­day and Satur­day, the Ital­ian coast guard re­ports. The mi­grants, most lately from sub-Sa­ha­ran Africa, are flee­ing war and poverty. The on­set of warmer weather has en­cour­aged even more hu­man traf­fick­ers based in Libya to launch over­crowded, un­sea­wor­thy dinghies or small wooden boats, leav­ing mi­grants to the mercy of the deadly Mediter­ranean Sea. Be­sides Ital­ian coast guard ves­sels and a Span­ish navy ship, two cargo ships and boats op­er­ated by non­govern­men­tal or­ga­ni­za­tions helped in the res­cue ef­fort.

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