rome - Rescue workers on Tuesday 4,500 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean. This was reported by Italian art awaits Wednesday. The asylum seekers were picked up by some thirty actions of the Coast Guard, the border security agency Frontex, the EU and non-aligned organizations.
The refugees were on their way from North Africa to the Italian island of Sicily.
According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) since the beginning of this year more than 227 000 asylum seekers traveled by sea to Europe. Of these, there were more than 67 000 into Italy. According to the IOM were 2920 people at the crossings to life.
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