Off the coast of Italy, a significant effort is underway to save 1,300 migrants from overloaded vessels.
The nation’s coastguard and navy claim they are scurrying to assist three vessels close to Calabria’s southernmost district.
The operation was deemed “especially challenging” by Italy’s coastguard because to the large number of boats and individuals who were at risk.
A shipwreck in the same area that claimed at least 73 migrant lives occurred roughly two weeks prior to the rescue operation.
A six-year-old kid was among the casualties, and his body was found on Friday.
Following the catastrophe last month, the far-right Italian government came under fire for not doing enough to stop the deaths.
Giorgia Meloni, the prime minister, replied by driving her cabinet to the scene of the collision in the village of Cutro.
She has suggested imposing sentences of up to 30 years in jail on people smugglers indicted for fatalities and severe injuries.
This year, there have been more migrants coming in Italy by sea. According to the interior ministry, it has reported three times as many arrivals as it did during the same period last year.