Italian coastguard rescues refugees in 1300

Italian coastguard rescues refugees in 1300

World June 12, 2016 06:48

palermo - Together with other donors, the Italian coast guard Saturday more than 1,300 refugees from boats reached the Mediterranean Sea. The migrants tried in North Africa to make the crossing to Sicily.

Since the European Union has made in April agreed with Turkey on returning migrants, the number of illegal refugees has increased attempts to travel to Italy. According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) have approximately 49 000 migrants reached Italy since the beginning of 2016.

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