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65 migrants rescued off Libya

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

65 migrants on a rubber boat were rescued by Seawatch International 30 km off Libya, Seawatch tweeted.

The Central Mediterranean sea crossing is a desperate option for people trying to escape Libya. Anyone rescued at sea must be taken to a safe port as required by international law, Seawatch said.

“The authorities in Libya, Malta and Italy are informed. We have requested a port of safety and await instructions.”

Among the migrants are 11 women, 2 babies, 5 children and 8 unaccompanied minors. Many are exhausted and dehydrated, according to Seawatch.

 

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