Italy drafts contested code of conduct for NGO migrant boats

Crispian Balmer

ROME (Reuters) – The Italian government, looking to stem a flow of migrants into the country, has drawn up a draft code of conduct for non-governmental organizations operating in the Mediterranean Sea, an official said on Wednesday.

The 11-point plan is expected to be presented in the coming days to some nine NGOs who regularly deploy rescue boats to international waters just off the Libyan coast.

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