People go to Malta - level 2
A ship with more than a hundred migrants had problems. It started to sink and it needed help. It happened off of the coast of Malta.
The Maltese army launched an operation and saved the 88 men, 20 women and four children. Many of the people were dehydrated and confused. But they still had enough energy to smile when they got to Malta.
Malta is between North Africa and Italy. That is why it is good for African migrants who want to get to the EU. Malta is only a short stop for them. Then they continue to mainland Europe.
Difficult words: launch (start), dehydrated (when the body doesn't have enough water), mainland (part which is not an island but a continent).
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