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Red Cross Launches Search and Rescue Ship on the Mediterranean

The Red Cross is launching its first search and rescue ship on Monday in an effort to save the lives of people crossing the Mediterranean in search of refuge and safety in Europe. The Responder will patrol the central Mediterranean route between North Africa and Italy, where most of the 3,100 drownings of migrants have happened this year.  The Italian Red Cross, with support from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) is partnering with independent...

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