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3,400 migrants discovered over a weekend: Italy coastguard

Those saved on Sunday had left Libya aboard 8 overloaded inflatable dinghies and dual fishing vessels, they said.

They were picked adult by Italian coastguard and naval vessels, a British and an Irish warship and several ships franchised by charitable NGOs.

The Aquarius, hired by a groups SOS Mediterranee and Doctors but Borders (MSF), pronounced it had picked adult 252 people, including women and tiny children.

On Saturday, 2,300 people were discovered from 18 tiny boats, streamer to Italy.

The weekend’s arrivals come on a heels of a large migrant call during a finish of August, when some-more than 14,000 people were plucked to reserve in a space of 5 days. Most were from sub-Saharan Africa.

READ MORE: Migrant crossings to Italy – what do we know?

According to Italy’s interior ministry, about 124,500 migrants have arrived given a start of 2016, only somewhat some-more than a 122,000 available for a whole of final year.

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 transport to their elite destinations in northern Europe.

According to interior method total this month, Italy now has 155,000 migrants in accepting centres, compared with 103,000 in 2015 and 66,000 in 2014.

Article source: http://www.thelocal.it/20160912/italy-rescued-3400-migrants-over-the-weekend-coastguard