The waiting game: Aboard the Mediterranean's migrant rescue boats

The waiting game: Aboard the Mediterranean's migrant rescue boats
 

A rescue mission in the Mediterranean is a waiting game. Going to the aid of people risking the secretive and dangerous crossing to Europe requires planning and patience.
I spent eight days at sea with one such mission, launched in August by the charity Save the Children. It is one of eight or nine humanitarian groups operating in the Mediterranean as part of a voluntary migrant rescue effort that has grown since last summer. More than 3,000 people have drowned in the Mediterranean this year, according to humanitarian organisations.
About 300,000 people have made the perilous Mediterranean... read more

 
4 October 2016 in World News, Views: 39
Source: BBC
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