Over 60,000 migrants have tried to cross the sea to Italy this year, in hopes of finding safety in Europe—and the Navy is doing its best to stop them before they make it
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The refugees coming by boat to italy have already set a record this year. So far, 64,000 of them have made the journey, according to the U.N.’s refugee agency, and it’s only halfway through the season of calm summer waters. The surge has resulted partly from the civil war in Syria, which has forced 3 million people to flee their homeland. Europe—peaceful, affluent and comparatively close—is a natural destination.