Italy Migrants

Migrants wait to disembark from an Italian Coast Guard ship after being rescued in Porto Empedocle, Sicily, southern Italy, Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015. The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, Save the Children, Amnesty International and other aid groups blasted the new EU-backed rescue patrol as insufficient for the task at hand. The European Union took over Mediterranean patrols after Italy phased out its robust Mare Nostrum operation in November. Mare Nostrum (Our Seas) had been launched in 2013 after 360 migrants drowned off the coast of the Sicilian island of Lampedusa. But the EU's Triton mission only operates a few miles off Europe's coast  its job is to patrol Europe's borders  whereas Mare Nostrum patrols took Italian rescue ships up close to Libya's coast. (ANSA/AP Photo/Francesco Malavolta)

Italy Migrants 2015-05-27T05:42:02+00:00