Europe must save lives of people fleeing war: aid agencies

February 10, 2015 4:09 PM

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GENEVA (Reuters) - Inadequate European naval patrols in the Mediterranean will lead to ever more deaths from an increasing tide of desperate people fleeing wars in Africa and the Middle East, aid agencies say.

Twenty-nine migrants died of hypothermia on Monday on the exposed decks of a small Italian naval vessel, which had rescued them in rough seas from a boat adrift near Libya.

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