Nearly 100 migrants arrive in Sicily on Saturday after being rescued at sea. Julie Noce reports.
A boat carrying more than 90 migrants arrived at a port in Palermo, Sicily Saturday after being rescued at sea. More and more migrants anxious to escape conflict in North Africa and the Middle East are making the dangerous and often deadly crossing into European territory. International aid organizations estimate around 20,000 migrants have reached the Italian coast this year. About 1000 people have drowned. The Italian coastguard continues to play a role in rescue efforts. A Somali woman and her sick baby were taken to a hospital on an Italian island Friday by after their small boat was rescued by a Maltese container ship. The other migrants, who remained onboard the container ship, are part of some 13,000 people rescued over the past week alone as sailing conditions improve in the region.