Almost 90 migrants including women and children are rescued off the Libyan coast

The Italian humanitarian group ‘Emergency’ said on Saturday it rescued 87 people, including women and children, in the Mediterranean Sea.

Almost 90 migrants in an overcrowded boat adrift in the Mediterranean Sea have been saved by a humanitarian group.

A rescue ship from the Italian NGO ‘Emergency’ rescued 87 people stranded in the sea on Friday evening. They had departed from Zawiya, Libya 20 hours earlier.

They were without food and water and their boat was adrift and overcrowded.

When the rescue crew arrived, they found the boat taking on water and with its tubes deflated.

Among the group was a pregnant woman and fourteen unaccompanied minors.

The 87 rescued people came from countries affected by conflict and severe economic, political or social crises, including Sudan, Nigeria, Niger, South Sudan, Eritrea, Bangladesh, Mali, Togo, Ghana, Liberia, Chad, Cameroon, Senegal and the Ivory Coast.


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