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Italy: Ending Mare Nostrum search and rescue operation would ‘put lives at risk’

Headline Title:  Italy: Ending Mare Nostrum search and rescue operation would ‘put lives at risk’ 17 October 2014 Italy’s proposal to end its Mare Nostrum search and rescue operation in the Mediterranean Sea would put the lives of thousands of migrants and refugees attempting to reach Europe at risk, Amnesty International said today.Italy’s Minister of Interior Angelino Alfano has proposed that Mare Nostrum, which was launched a year ago today and has saved tens of thousands of lives at sea, should end when Frontex’s new border operation Triton starts on 1 November. “Frontex’s…

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