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Massive Migrant Rescue Off Libyan Coast 'Awe-Inspiring'

In what one rescuer called an “extraordinary day,” about 6,500 people Monday were pulled from some 40 ships off the coast of Libya en route to Europe.   Nicholas Papachrysostomou, field coordinator for Dignity I, a rescue ship in the Mediterranean operated by Doctors Without Borders, or Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), said the scale is unprecedented. “All together, the number is awe-inspiring,” Papachrysostomou said. “In the history of search and rescue operation in the...

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