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United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Italy: Desperate Rescue at Sea

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"They must be called boats of death. We had no other choice."

Tens of thousands are fleeing from the North African coast, seeking safety in Europe via a dangerous Mediterranean Sea crossings. Many are Syrian refugees, many others come from Sub-Saharan Africa - all risk their lives.

Their rescue - part of the Italian Navy's 'Mare Nostrum' search and rescue operation - is the end of peril, but not the end of uncertainty, they must now face a new life on an unknown continent.

Understand more: http://rfg.ee/zwRle

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If you would like to use this video to communicate refugee stories or require B-Roll, transcripts, stills or much more information, please contact us at drozditb@unhcr.org or tibaw@unhcr.org.

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