EU offers Italy migrant help, cautions private rescuers

EU offers Italy migrant help, cautions private rescuersThe EU executive offered Italy more funding on Tuesday to help deal with Mediterranean migrants and said private rescue boats working off Libya should review their operations to avoid encouraging people to take to sea. The European Commission announced 35 million euros ($ 40 million) in extra cash for Rome in response to Italian demands that its neighbors share more of the burden of handling thousands of people coming by boat every week. Among the proposals was that Italy draft a code of conduct for non-governmental organizations (NGOs) running rescue services off Libya.



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