Libyan coast guard rescues more than 70 migrants on rout to Italy



(11 Oct 2017) The Libyan coast guard was able to rescue 75 migrants, including 19 women and four children, who were stranded on a rubber boat, a few miles from the shore on Wednesday.
The survivors were taken to Tripoli Naval Base and handed them over to the International Medical Corps to receive humanitarian assistance and medical care.
The coastal town of Sabratha, 80 km west of Tripoli, is considered one of the largest points of human trafficking to Europe crossing the Mediterranean Sea.
Despite the control and monitoring of local and international bodies, it still remains an active business there.

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