Amid Spike in Migrants Crossing the Mediterranean, Europe Is Still Delaying Rescues

As summer weather warms the Mediterranean, the number of boats bearing migrants that are caught in distress has spiked, according to groups involved in running search and rescue operations there. Advocates say that European policies aimed at limiting the number of migrants reaching their shores are in fact making the route more deadly.

More migrants than usual have been leaving Libya for southern Europe in small crafts in the last month and falling into danger along the way, according to


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