A rescue boat of the Spanish NGO Proactiva approaches an overcrowded wooden vessel with migrants from Eritrea, off the Libyan coast
ABC News: Thousands of Refugees Rescued Off the Coast of Libya
Thousands of refugees trying to reach Europe were rescued off the coast of Libya on Monday morning after their overcrowded wooden boats sent people falling into the Mediterranean Sea.
The refugees, many of them from Eritrea, jumped into the water from more than 20 boats roughly 13 miles north of Sabratha, a coastal city in Libya. They were helped by the Italian Coast Guard and workers for a non-governmental organization.
Images show people struggling to swim in the water and groups clustered together in the rescue vessels.
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WNU Editor: While the focus is on the thousands of refugees trying to cross the Mediterranean .... more worries on what Turkey may do next .... Erdogan set to flood Europe with millions of migrants as EU refugee deal falters (Sputnik).
More News On The Growing Refugee Crisis In the Mediterranean
Over 700 migrants rescued at sea, north of Libya -- The Telegraph
More than 700 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean Sea in one day -- DW
Hundreds of Migrants Rescued From Dinghies in Mediterranean -- NBC
Hundreds Of Migrants Rescued Off Coast Of Libya -- SKY News