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Hundreds of refugees rescued by MSF in Mediterranean

Migrants wait for buses after crossing Austrian border in Nickel

New York: The Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres) have rescued hundreds of refugees in the Mediterranean travelling to Europe in two different rescue operations.

The MSF run boat, the Argos, first rescued 242 people and later 460 others who were travelling in two different wooden boats to Europe.

Media Relations Manager for MSF Sandra Murillo told the ABC News that the rescuers were provided with basic necessary amenities including food blankets, clothes and medical care by the MSF.

They have been taken to Italy to undergo Italian entry procedures, she added.

Thousands of people have died by drowning in the Mediterranean Sea while travelling to Europe to escape the hostile situation in their countries. (ANI)

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