Italian Navy Rescues Over 1,000 Migrants in 24 Hours

Most from Africa, South Asia, and the Middle East


The Italian navy says it has rescued, in a 24-hour period, more than 1,000 migrants attempting the perilous journey across the Mediterranean by boat in rough winter seas.

The navy said Friday 832 migrants were rescued in one operation, while another 233 were saved in another effort.

Italy says the rescued men, women and children came mainly from Africa, South Asia and the Middle East.