Civilian rescuers save 247 lives in less than 48 hours in the Mediterranean

CIVILIAN rescuers saved hundreds of lives in the central Mediterranean in less than 48 hours at the weekend. The Ocean Viking, a ship operated by European charity SOS Mediterranee and the International Federation of the Red Cross [IFRC], is now carrying 247 survivors after completing a fifth rescue operation today. The IFRC said today thatContinue reading “Civilian rescuers save 247 lives in less than 48 hours in the Mediterranean”

Humanity 1 running out of food, water and medical supplies for 398 refugees

European authorities ignore crew’s 16 calls for a port to disembark the rescued AN ACTIVIST-RUN rescue ship carrying over 390 survivors in the central Mediterranean is running out of water, food, medical supplies and baby milk powder, the crew warned today after their 16th call to the European maritime authorities went unanswered. The situation aboardContinue reading “Humanity 1 running out of food, water and medical supplies for 398 refugees”

48 people sent back to Libya a day after a tragic refugee shipwreck

Sea Watch’s Moonbird witnessed the pullback and spotted a Frontex plane on the scene, though the agency’s role in the events is unknown FORTY-EIGHT people attempting to flee Libya were intercepted by the country’s EU-supported coastguards this morning, a day after 43 others died in the first reported refugee shipwreck this year. The refugees leftContinue reading “48 people sent back to Libya a day after a tragic refugee shipwreck”

Newborn baby among the 189 refugees civilian rescuers have saved in the Mediterranean since Saturday

Three NGO ships — the Ocean Viking, Nadir, and Geo Barents — operate with little to no help from the state authorities CIVILIAN rescuers have saved the lives of close to 189 refugees, including at least 20 unaccompanied children and a newborn baby, in the Mediterranean since Saturday. The rescues were carried out without theContinue reading “Newborn baby among the 189 refugees civilian rescuers have saved in the Mediterranean since Saturday”

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