Doctors without Borders halts rescue operation in Mediterranean sea

Refugee and Migrant Crisis

Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders) has halted its operation to rescue migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea from North Africa. The aid organization says it’s saved around 20,000 people in recent months. But the seas are now too rough, to continue. CCTV’s Jack Parrock reports.

The journey across the Mediterranean is becoming increasingly dangerous as the winter draws in. Medecins Sans Frontieres has been operating crucial search and rescue missions to save people from drowning when their rickety boats capsize.

But with the seas so rough through the winter they’ve stopped their mission on the route between Libya and Italy which was how many African migrants have been reaching EU shores.