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Italy: Coastguard picks up 116 refugees and migrants01:15

Italy: Coastguard picks up 116 refugees and migrants

Italy, Calabria coast
August 18, 2015 at 09:51 GMT +00:00 · Published

The Italian Coastguard picked up a total of 116 refugees and migrants off the coast of Calabria overnight, Monday into Tuesday. The refugees and migrants, who were travelling aboard a sailing boat, are to be transported onwards to Messina.

According to the International Organisation for Migration, over 2,000 migrants have now died in attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe in 2015 alone, a figure that is expected to rise higher than the 3,279 who died in 2014.

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The Italian Coastguard picked up a total of 116 refugees and migrants off the coast of Calabria overnight, Monday into Tuesday. The refugees and migrants, who were travelling aboard a sailing boat, are to be transported onwards to Messina.

According to the International Organisation for Migration, over 2,000 migrants have now died in attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe in 2015 alone, a figure that is expected to rise higher than the 3,279 who died in 2014.