营救地中海难民欧盟将担起更多责任 EU to take more responsibility for rescuing African migrants

欧盟同意意大利提出的要求,将在营救非洲难民方面担负起更多责任。这些难民不畏艰险渡过地中海进入欧洲。

欧盟内政事务专员马尔姆施特隆姆星期三说,她希望11月之前发起“欧盟边防升级”行动。她呼吁全体欧盟成员国提供飞机、船只以及工作人员。

意大利一直要求欧盟在营救难民方面担当更多责任。这些难民为躲避伊利亚、叙利亚和伊拉克等地的战争和动乱而逃往欧洲。

意大利说,今年到目前为止他们已经营救了10万多人,有近2000人在试图渡过地中海时死亡。

The European Union is acceding to demands by Italy to take more responsibility for rescuing African migrants who make the dangerous journey across the Mediterranean.

EU Home Affairs chief Cecilia Malmstrom said Wednesday she hopes to launch operation "Frontex Plus" by November.  She is calling on all EU members to contribute planes, ships and personnel.

Italy has been demanding the EU take on more responsibility for rescuing migrants fleeing to Europe to escape war and turmoil in places such as Libya, Syria and Iraq.

Italy says it has rescued more than 100,000 people so far this year, but that nearly 2,000 others have died trying to make the crossing.