14,000 migrants saved in Med in 5 days

Those plucked from a Mediterranean Thursday were on 16 tiny boats, mostly dangerous inflatables, and were discovered by Italian naval vessels, ships from a EU’s “Sophia” anti-trafficking mission, NGO boats and dual passing merchant ships, a coastguard said.

Good summer continue has caused spike in attempted migrant crossings, including a record 6,500 people picked adult on Monday. Three people were found dead on a vessel on Wednesday, a coastguard said.

Italy is sheltering flourishing numbers of would-be refugees as a neighbours to a north pierce to tie their borders and make it harder for migrants to travel to their elite destinations in northern Europe.

According to a interior ministry, Italy now has 148,000 haven seekers in reception centres, compared with 103,000 in 2015 and 66,000 in 2014.

Despite a vast numbers nearing in new days, a sum series of new arrivals so distant this year stays identical to 2015, with 116,149 migrants registered by a Italian authorities from Jan to August.

Nearly all are from sub-Saharan Africa.

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed Wednesday to step adult efforts to send migrants with no right to asylum in Europe behind to their homelands.

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