5,000 migrants rescued in Med since Friday: Frontex

Migrants sit onboard the Godetia logistical support ship of the Belgian Navy upon its arrival in the port of Crotone in the Italian southern region of Calabria, as part of Frontex-coordinated Operation Triton off the Italian coast, on May 30, 2015More than 5,000 migrants have been rescued in the Mediterranean since Friday, according to Frontex, the European Union's border agency. The rescue mission, which started Friday, focused on a group of Libyan migrants travelling aboard 25 boats, said Frontex, adding that five other operations were in place to rescue another 500 migrants. Since the beginning of the year, more than 45,000 illegal migrants have arrived in Italy.


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