Illegal Migrants Keep Arriving En Masse To Europe By Sea, Several Thousand Rescued This Weekend In The Mediterranean

Refugees on a boat crossing the Mediterranean sea, heading from Turkish coast to the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos, 29 January 2016
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Migrants struggled to stay afloat in the Mediterranean during a rescue operation by the Malta-based Migrant Offshore Aid Station on Friday (April 14), as thousands were plucked from the sea in a single day. Video footage showed migrants struggling to stay afloat after they slid off their rubber boat during a rescue operation by the Phoenix,…