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Hundreds of Migrants Rescued From Dinghies in Mediterranean

More than seven hundred migrants were rescued Sunday morning by members of an NGO before transferring them to the Italian Coast Guard.

Migrants fleeing Libya on board a dinghy wait to be rescued by emergency teams, as they sailed in the Mediterranean sea towards the Italian coast, about 17 miles north of Sabratha, Libya, on Aug. 28, 2016. More than seven hundred migrants were rescued Sunday morning from seven boats by members of the Proactiva Open Arms NGO before transferring them to the Italian coast guard.

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Migrants from Nigeria fleeing Libya are rescued by emergency teams. Emilio Morenatti / AP

An Italian Navy ship sails past a burning dinghy after evacuating the migrants sailing aboard it.

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Migrants flee Libya aboard a dinghy in the Mediterranean sea. European nations have tightened border controls, shut down the Balkan route used by hundreds of thousands of people, negotiated an agreement with Turkey to curb new arrivals and taken other measures to curb the influx of migrants. But many problems still remain with Europe's uneven response to the crisis.

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Migrant women from Nigeria, one of them holding a baby, are rescued by emergency teams. Emilio Morenatti / AP

Migrants and refugees flee Libya aboard a wooden boat.

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Migrant women smile while on a dinghy as they sail in the Mediterranean sea towards the Italian coast. Emilio Morenatti / AP