In what is now becoming an unprecedented wave of migration since the second world war, Smugglers are reported to have suddenly taken advantage of generally stable sea conditions to launch migrant boats, mostly overcrowded rickety ones from the Lybian Coast, causing the Italian Coast guard to launch a massive rescue operation in which an estimated 4,400 migrants were rescued in just one day in a total of 22 rescue operations on Saturday.
Italian Coast guard, Navy and Police Boats all pooled together in the rescue operation in which motorised rubber dinghies and fishing boats, brought migrants desperate to reach Europe’s southern shores.
The crisis is compounded by the fact that there is no coordinated programme of action to resolve the crisis by the European countries as no one appears to be ready to take responsibility, so there are no suitable receiving facilities on European shores, such as food, accomodation, welfare and immigrant processing services. By Sibusiso Ngwenya. See more at www.newzimbabwe.vision
photo- Image of shipwrecked people being rescued aboard a boat 32 km (20 miles) north of Libya by a frigate of the Italian navy in this picture taken June 7 -Indianexpress.