Migrant rescue mission must extend closer to Libya: Amnesty International




 
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April 26th, 2015  
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Topic: Migrant rescue mission must extend closer to Libya: Amnesty International


By Gabriele Pileri CATANIA, Italy (Reuters) - European efforts to save the lives of migrants drowning in the Mediterranean must involve search and rescue operations near the shores of Libya, Amnesty International said on Saturday as hundreds more people arrived in Italy from North Africa. The European Union was shocked into action last week by a shipwreck that killed more than 700 people, and pledged to triple the budget of its sea mission which had replaced a more comprehensive Italian operation. "We only see that mission patrolling right around the borders of Italy.




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