Which of the following operations was / were making news in connection with the European Refugee Crisis in recent times?
1. Operation Sophia
2. Operation Mare Nostrum
3. Operation Triton
Select the correct option from the codes given below:

Answer: [D] 1, 2 & 3

  • Operation Sophia was an anti-human-smuggling mission. The operation has been named after the baby who was rescued with her mother off the coast of Libya in August. The mission will allow naval vessels to seize any vessel suspected to be carrying migrants. It’s the second phase of the naval operation, which was previously called EUNAVFOR Med.
  • Operation Mare Nostrum was a year-long naval and air operation commenced by the Italian government on October 18, 2013 to tackle the increased immigration to Europe during the second half of 2013 and migratory ship wreckages off Lampedusa.During the operation at least 150,000 migrants, mainly from Africa and the Middle East, arrived safely to Europe.
  • Operation Triton is a border security operation conducted by Frontex, the European Union’s border security agency.

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