Hundreds of refugees traveling across the Mediterranean Sea towards Europe were rescued from two wooden boats by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). The MSF-run boat the Argos first rescued 242 people from a wooden boat in distress.
@MSF_Sea posted the above photo on Twitter Oct. 10, 2015 with the caption: “BREAKING: After an early start on much calmer seas, the #Argos has rescued 242 people from a wooden boat in distress.”
The Argos then rescued another 460 people, including 110 women and 21 children, from a second wooden boat.
Sandra Murillo, Media Relations Manager for MSF, told ABC News today that the organization has two boats in the Mediterranean including the Argos, both working to rescue refugees.
MSF said they give the refugees warm blankets, dry clothes, food, water and medical care, and take them to Italy to undergo Italian entry procedures.