Italy rescues more than 4,000 migrants at sea in four days

Italian authorities say they have rescued more than 4,000 migrants at sea over the past four days as the war in Syria and instability in Libya spawn new waves of refugees.
The numbers of migrants reaching Italian shores generally rises this time of year as warm weather and calm seas make the Mediterranean Sea crossing from North Africa easier. But the U.N. refugee agency said the numbers so far in 2014 represent a 300 percent increase over the same period in 2013.
Italian maritime officials said 2,922 people were picked up March 17-18, and another 1,165 were rescued Wednesday and Thursday.

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(Photo: Italian Navy/AP)

Italy rescues more than 4,000 migrants at sea in four days

Italian authorities say they have rescued more than 4,000 migrants at sea over the past four days as the war in Syria and instability in Libya spawn new waves of refugees.

The numbers of migrants reaching Italian shores generally rises this time of year as warm weather and calm seas make the Mediterranean Sea crossing from North Africa easier. But the U.N. refugee agency said the numbers so far in 2014 represent a 300 percent increase over the same period in 2013.

Italian maritime officials said 2,922 people were picked up March 17-18, and another 1,165 were rescued Wednesday and Thursday.

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(Photo: Italian Navy/AP)

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