Some 970 migrants were rescued off the coast of Libya on Thursday, Italy’s coastguard said, as the numbers attempting to cross the Mediterranean to Europe continue to rise.
Italy coastguard says almost 1,000 migrants rescued off Libya
More than 13,400 people had arrived on Italy’s shores so far this year – an increase of 50 to 70 percent compared with 2016 and 2015. (File photo: AFP)
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