3500 people rescued off the coast of Libya

Yesterday, an estimated 3500 people were rescued off the coast of Libya. At 19:00L the first rescue boats arrived in Lampedusa followed by further arrivals at 0100L this morning. Approximately 200 African migrants were swiftly disembarked, medically screened and in cohorts of ten led to the Misericordie (a government health and social care service provider) bus waiting to transport the people to the nearby camp.

The Camp’s capacity is approximately 400. As of last night that number stood around 650.

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