2000 Mediterranean migrants rescued

The fear of drowning and the hope of a life without war. Desperate refugees struggle to stay afloat as they fall from rubber boats during a rescue operation. This tragedy a daily routine in the Mediterranean.Nearly 100 migrants are feared missing after a boat sunk off the Libyan coast, near Tripoli.

Sadly this footage is from just one of those failed journeys of hope.More than 2 thousand migrants rescued on one dramatic day. 19 separate rescue operations. 16 rubber dinghies and three small wooden boats. The sea a mass grave for migrants.

According to the international organization for migration, nearly 32,000 migrants have arrived in europe by sea so far this year. More than 650 have died or are missing.

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