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Over 480 migrants during a rescue mission in the Mediterranean Sea

More than 480 migrants were rescued during a search-and-rescue operation in the central Mediterranean Sea, one of whom was a four-day-old baby.

#NEWSINBRIEF ROME – A 29-year old Nigerian lady Mariam Ohene, her 34-year old Ghanese husband and their four-day old baby were among over 480 migrants rescued by humanitarian ships on Saturday (April 1) in the central Mediterranean Sea. They were travelling on one of two rubber boats that carried over 200 migrants and were seen straying around 40 kilometres north of Sabratha, Libya, the most common departure point. The migrants were due to reach Italy on Sunday (April 2) afternoon. The other rescued migrants were rescued by staff on the supply vessel Vos Prudence. According to Daniel Calvero, who rescued the newborn baby, he had collected a corpse from the Mediterranean only the previous week. In total, out of all the migrants who arrived in the European Union by the sea in 2016, 181000 of them reached Italy.

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