Migrants on a raft in the sea, having just been saved, some in lifejackets
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Italy needs EU help to patrol Mediterranean for migrants

Thousands of migrants attempt to cross the Mediterranean sea to get into Europe, often on boats that are overcrowded or unsafe.

Many need to be rescued by the Italian navy, which is now demanding that Frontex, the EU's border protection agency, does more to help.

Emma Jane Kirby joins a Frontex patrol from Sicily.

  • 29 Oct 2014
  • From the section Europe
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