Refugees and migrants from different African countries wait to be assisted by an NGO aboard an overcrowded rubber boat, about 20 miles North of Sabratha, Libya, Saturday, March 4, 2017. A rescue ship belonging to a Spanish NGO has saved 250 migrants in danger of capsizing near the Libyan coast on Saturday. Proactiva Open Arms spokesperson Laura Lanuza says that the NGO's boat rescued the African migrants from two small rubber vessels that were at risk of being overwhelmed by the sea. (AP Photo/Santi Palacios)

After surviving a treacherous journey by land, including reported “ public slave markets ,” to endure an even more harrowing trek across the Mediterranean Sea, refugees seeking asylum in Europe by boat are now being targeted by far-right activists who want them to drown.
A right wing anti-immigration youth group is attempting to physically block boats full of people coming from North Africa. More than 1,600 refugees have already died crossing the sea in 2017, according to the United Nations. Still, more than 71,000 migrants have traveled across the Mediterranean into Europe in the past six months, angering Europe’s far-right “identitarian” activists who are now trying to let boats full of refugees sink in the Mediterranean.
“It’s a mission to rescue Europe by stopping illegal immigration. We want to get our crew, equip a boat and set sail to chase down these enemies of Europe,” …