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Cyprus rescues 60 Syrian migrants from rickety boat after 6 days at sea. Five minors hospitalized

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Officials in Cyrpus say police have rescued 60 Syrian migrants from a rickety wooden boat that had been at sea six days and appeared to have run short of food and water. Five minors have been hospitalized, three of them in intensive care. The boat was found about 34 miles of Cyprus’ coast before dawn Wednesday, and helicopters initially flew three children and an adult to a hospital. A medical official says three children are being treated in intensive care, and two others are listed as serious. Although overall migrant arrivals to Cyprus have significantly gone down, arrivals by sea almost quadrupled from 937 in 2022 to 3,889  in 2023, with almost all migrants being Syrian.

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