74 dead migrants wash ashore in Libya
The Italian Coast Guard rescued approximately 1,300 migrants from the central Mediterranean Sea over a 24-hour period, the agency said on Thursday, February 2. The people were rescued from six make-shift boats. An Italian report said another 100 people were rescued by a humanitarian ship chartered by SOS Mediterranee and Doctors Without Borders. A summit is planned for Friday in Malta to address the ongoing migrant crisis and human trafficking from Libya. Credit: Italian Coast Guard via Storyful
SCORES of bodies, presumably of African migrants, washed ashore in Libya, in the western city of Zawiya on the Mediterranean Sea, Libya’s Red Crescent spokesman said on Tuesday.