Migrants on a wooden boat await rescue by the Malta-based NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) in the central Mediterranean in international waters off the coast of Sabratha in Libya, April 15, 2017. (REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi)
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A Malta-based humanitarian group that has been rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean for three years said Monday that it was suspending operations after months of rising tensions with Italian and Libyan authorities.Since 2014, MOAS has rescued or assisted 40,000 migrants in the Mediterranean.Since 2014, some 600,000 boat migrants have reached Italy.Some 15,373 migrants arrived in Italy by boat in July and August, compared with 44,846 in the same period last year.
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