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Sea-Watch 3 resumes ops to rescue 60 migrants off Libya

dpa
Rome
One day after resuming its operations in the central Mediterranean, the German NGO Sea-Watch has rescued a further 60 migrants from a precarious attempt to reach Europe by boat.
The NGO’s boat, the Sea-Watch 3, is believed to have located the migrants drifting off the coast of Libya. In August, the same ship brought more than 250 rescued migrants to shore in the Sicilian port of Trapani. Elsewhere in the region, Italian news agency Ansa reported that 49 migrants in several boats arrived on the coast of Sardinia on Sunday.
Another 31 migrants reportedly reached the Italian island of Lampedusa and 41 migrants reached Sicily. The perilous crossing from North Africa to the EU is increasingly being made by migrants and refugees from Africa, who set sail from Libya and Tunisia, often paying people smugglers to arrange their crossing.

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