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Update on rescue at sea operations in the Central Mediterranean

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch to whom quoted text may be attributed at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

The total number of people crossing the Central Mediterranean since the beginning of the year has now passed 60,000, with close to 9,500 migrants and refugees rescued over the past week and disembarked in various Italian ports.

A total of 50 bodies were disembarked over the past few days in Crotone, Palermo and Catania following an undetermined number of incidents, in which dozens of others are feared dead or missing at sea. The total number of dead and missing since the beginning of 2017 has now reached over 1,720. Weiterlesen »