More than 4,000 migrants rescued off Libya’s coast in coordinated European naval effort
- The Italian-led effort was responding to distress calls, which led to the rescue of around 4,400 migrants in one of Europe’s biggest operations in the Mediterranean.
- The migrants had been stranded aboard nearly two dozen overcrowded dinghies and boats.
- More than 2,300 have died trying to cross the Mediterranean from Africa and West Asia to get to Europe, leading to more proactive rescue efforts by European navies.
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