Italian navy saves 4,000 migrants at sea

Rescue of 4,000 people in 48 hours comes just weeks before Italy is set to give up rescue operations due to costs.

    The Italian Navy and Coast Guard has rescued as many as 4,000 migrants in the past 48 hours in waters off Sicily and Calabria, north of the Libyan coast.

    Italy aims to end search and rescue missions to locate migrants, saying it is unable to continue the burden of rescuing the thousands from the seas.

    Al Jazeera's Sonia Gallego reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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