Over 1,300 African migrants, including Nigerians rescued from the Mediterranean Sea

Latest news



At least 1,300 migrants of various African nationalities, including Nigeria, have been rescued from the Mediterranean by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF Sea) with the help of Sea Watch, in the last 48 hours.

The search and rescue vessels, Aquarius, Dignity and Argos brought on board the migrants, some of them women, children, including toddlers and babies. They were later transfered to Sicilly, Italy.

Every year, thousands of people fleeing violence, insecurity or in search of better life attempts a treacherous journey across the Mediterranean Sea. More than 1,200 people this year alone have drowned or gone missing after their boats capsized or sank.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s