Migrants rescued on journey from Libya to Europe

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(19 Jul 2016) Thousands of migrants and refugees were being rescued on Tuesday 20 miles away from Libya on international waters by warships from the EUNAVFOR MED (European Union Naval Force Mediterranean), Italian Marine and NGOs Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Migrant Offshore Aid Station MOAS, Sea Watch (Germany), Proactiva Open Arms (Spain).
EUNAVFOR MED is also known as Operation Sophia.
The migrants and refugees originated from Eritrea, Nigeria, Somalia, Gambia, South Sudan, Pakistan , Egypt, Mali and elsewhere.
They were mostly on board rubber dingys, with one group on a wooden vessel.
One Eritrean refugee told AP Television one thousand and thirteen people from Eritrea and Somalia were aboard the wooden vessel.

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