Italy: Rescue groups accused of working with human traffickers

The UN says more than 60,000 people have made the crossing from Africa into Europe this year. Some believe the rescue groups are encouraging the crossings, which has led to public opinion in Italy hardening against agencies involved in rescuing refugees

by

    The UN says more than 60,000 people have made the crossing from Africa into Europe this year.

    Almost 10,000 have been rescued from the Mediterranean Sea in the past week alone while trying to make the journey.

    Some believe the rescue groups are encouraging the crossings, which has led to public opinion in Italy hardening against aid agencies involved in rescuing refugees.

    Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee reports from Sicily.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Can Muslim leaders alter Trump's Jerusalem decision?

    Can Muslim leaders alter Trump's Jerusalem decision?

    Turkish president calls Jerusalem a 'red line' as he hosts an Organisation of Islamic Cooperation summit in Istanbul.

    'Beaten' Palestinian boy in viral photo charged

    'Beaten' Palestinian boy in viral photo charged

    Fawzi al-Junaidi, 16, denies accusations of throwing stones and protesting, saying he was severely beaten by Israelis.

    Donald Trump: A president swallowed by history

    Donald Trump: A president swallowed by history

    The US has tried and failed to create a capital for another state before. "Israeli" Jerusalem will be the next Saigon.