Italian coastguard on high alert for migrants

Coastguard ready to rescue next boat bound for its shores, after hundreds of asylum seekers died trying to reach Europe.

    Immigration to Europe will be on the agenda as EU ministers meet in Brussels on Thursday.

    Hundreds of asylum seekers have died recently trying to reach the continent.

    The Italian coastguard is on high alert, ready to rescue the next boat bound for its shores.

    Al Jazeera's Simon McGregor-Wood reports from Lampedusa.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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