Europe can no longer "ignore" dangerous sea crossing of migrants

This Italian Navy landing craft is carrying 186 people who have been rescued at sea. Photo: UNHCR/A. D'Amato (file)

Europe can no longer ignore the "worrying" situation regarding the crossing of the Mediterranean by migrants, a Spokesperson for the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has warned.

A "new trend" has emerged where refugees and migrants are being transported on large cargo ships, notes Ariane Rummery.

A reported 800 people were abandoned on a ship in the Greek waters last week.

Ms Rummery began by describing to Jocelyne Sambira Friday's rescue on the high seas by the Italian coast guard.

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