Around 3,000 migrants rescued off Libya: Italy coastguard

Around 3,000 migrants were rescued off the coast of Libya yesterday as they tried to cross the Mediterranean to Europe, the Italian coastguard said.
After some calm days, migrants were arriving in large numbers, taking advantage of a window of favourable weather, said a coastguard official.

According to the Italian government, 16,206 people have been rescued in the sea by 18th of March this year, compared to 11,911 by the same time last year.