5,629 migrants are rescued from Mediterranean this weekend as traffickers take advantage of calmer seas

Almost 6,000 migrants were rescued in the Mediterranean over the weekend, as traffickers took advantage of clement weather and calmer seas to dispatch dozens of boats.

Between Friday and Sunday 5,629 migrants were picked up in the Sicilian Channel. Italy is the first port of call for migrants seeking new lives in Europe. 160,000 made the journey last year, often on unseaworthy and overcrowded vessels.

Nine bodies were recovered after a boat carrying more than 150 people capsized off the coast of Libya, the Italian coast guard said. 144 were rescued…

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  • Martin B

    Seeking new lives in Europe my ass. Seeking welfare & jihad.

    • BillyHW

      Don’t forget rape!

  • Ron MacDonald

    Most are probably trying to escape the violence in the Middle East, once it is over everyone of them should be sent back home.

    • mobuyus

      Muslim men are not trying to escape violence. How many people were robbed and murdered so that these parasites could get the money to pay thousands for their passage? May they rest in the sweet embrace of Davey Jone’s locker.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        I keep trying to find a video of it, but I’m not having much luck.
        There’s a species of desert frog that hatches in the very short rainy season.
        One of the evolutionary adaptations they’ve made is for some tadpoles to be more equal than the others.
        And they eat the smaller tadpoles so they can become adults before the puddles they are trapped in evaporate.

  • WalterBannon

    The treasonous Italian navy is still aiding the enemy invasion with their amphibious landing. They should be sinking these ships.

  • bob e

    the is a solution to this .. it has got to start because the land war
    that is around the corner is gonna be bosnia + lebannon x 100.
    like nothing ever seen before ..

  • TotallyPeeved

    Sink the boats! Shoot anybody that doesn’t drown!

    • Shebel

      No. That is silly.

    • Frau Katze

      Send them back. It worked for Australia.

  • Alain

    Recusing them is akin to providing drug dealers with free drugs and then complain about the drug problem. Shut the doors and they will cease coming and the traffickers will have to find another source of revenue.

  • Shebel

    Ask them if they wish to renounce their Prophet and accept Jesus as their Saviour.
    If they say no—- Just sail away—

  • gilligan