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MSF Mediterranean Sea Aquarius
In 72 hours, the Aquarius assisted two boats in distress and rescued more than 60 people, several of whom were psychologically distressed and fatigued from their experiences at sea and in Libya. Central Mediterranean. 23 September 2018. © Maud Veith/SOS M

    Italy and other European governments effectively shut down search and rescue operations along the world’s deadliest migration route in 2018.

    According to the International Organization for Migration, an estimated 2,297 people drowned or went missing in the Mediterranean Sea in 2018. The majority of these deaths occurred in international waters between Libya, Italy and Malta...

    Read full article in International Activity Report 2018

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