At least 414 migrants, including four newborns and a young child, have been rescued from the Mediterranean Sea, by three Italian coastguard vessels.
A boat carrying migrants has capsized off the coast of Libya, causing as many as 700 migrants to be feared dead, with just 28 rescued.
At least 10 migrants from North Africa have been rescued after their vessel capsized in the Mediterranean, while as many as a thousands migrants were rescued from seven vessels in a day.
The Italian coastguard has began a major rescue operation to rescue at least 1’000 migrants that are stranded in the Mediterranean Sea, after running into difficulty at sea.
At least 25 migrants have died, believed to have been the result of hypothermia, despite being rescued from their vessel by Italian coastguards.