Italian navy rescued about 3000 migrants found in the Mediterranean. Navy brought everyone safely to Europe Saturday. Almost twenty rescue missions were operated by the navy to complete this task, including the EU’s EUNAVFOR mission in the Mediterranean, European Union border agency Frontex, NGOs and merchant ships. No details about the nationalities of those rescued were made available.
According to the International Organization of Migrations, this year 43,490 migrants have arrived in Europe by sea as of April 26. More than 1,000 have died or are missing.
Politicians in Italy are calling for strict measures to trap people smuggling and there are some suggestions that, those who involved in the trade have intensified their efforts with the help of the Libyan coast guard.