Amnesty urges Europe to launch emergency migrant rescue mission, boost front-line countries

April 22, 2015 11:32 AM

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BRUSSELS – Amnesty International is urging European nations to launch a massive humanitarian operation in the Mediterranean where hundreds of migrants are feared to have drowned in recent weeks.

The human rights group called in a report Wednesday for a multinational effort backed by "naval and aerial resources at a scale commensurate with foreseeable departure trends."

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