Rescuers save 1,151 migrants off Libya coast, says Italy

A member of MSF carries a young migrant aboard a zodiac during a rescue operation off the coast of Libya on September 28, 2015The Italian coastguard said it had coordinated the rescue Monday of 1,151 migrants in 11 separate operations off the Libyan coast. Separately, the charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF, Doctors Without Borders) said its ship Dignity 1 had saved 373 people, including 62 women and 10 children. On September 19, more than 4,500 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean from Libya were rescued in joint operations by European ships.

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