The Italian authorities saved close to 1,000 migrant and refugees on Thursday and Friday, according to a statement by the UNHCR.
The UN refugee agency said that the people saved were from various countries of origins and between the survivors there were families and unaccompanied children. Some of the people saved were from Syria and Iraq, UNHCR said.
In one operation carried out on 12 May, about 500 people travelling in two fishing boats that had departed several days earlier from Egypt w...
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