The rescue ship ‘Sea-Watch 3’, managed by the eponymous NGO, has carried out between Saturday night and early Sunday morning three relief operations in Mediterranean waters and has already on board almost 400 migrants and refugees.
The organization has reported on its social networks the rescue of 20 people from a boat in distress, 58 others to follow and a third operation that has allowed to help 13 other migrants. Since it began its current mission, the Sea Watch ship has carried out nine rescues.
On the other hand, SOS Humanity’s ‘Humanity1’ has 208 people on board, after it rescued 25 migrants trying to reach the southern European coasts in the last few hours.
At least 1,033 migrants and refugees have lost their lives in the central Mediterranean area alone this year, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The Italian Ministry of the Interior estimates that almost 63,000 people have arrived in Italy.