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”

Rescuers save 207 refugees stranded at sea for over a week

The three-month-old baby that was feared dead is alive, SOS Humanity confirms. The rescued now join 208 others aboard the Humanity 1, while over 500 more wait for dry land on two other NGO ships ACTIVIST rescuers reached a refugee boat in the central Mediterranean last night that had been adrift for over a weekContinue reading “Rescuers save 207 refugees stranded at sea for over a week”

Rescuers race towards 207 people stranded for days without food, water, or help from the European authorities

The Humanity 1, which changed course yesterday and is nearing the boat’s last known position, is already carrying 208 survivors AN ACTIVIST-RUN refugee rescue ship is racing towards a boat carrying about 207 people* adrift in the central Mediterranean for over a week, and without food or water or assistance from the authorities for days.Continue reading “Rescuers race towards 207 people stranded for days without food, water, or help from the European authorities”

Four-year-old girl dies after Greece and Malta failed to launch rescue three days after activists raised the alarm

‘A choice of non-assistance by responsible European authorities has produced suffering and death’ THE Greek and Maltese maritime authorities were blamed for the death of a four-year-old girl who died today — three days after activists alerted them to her boat in distress. The girl was part of a group of around 60 people whoContinue reading “Four-year-old girl dies after Greece and Malta failed to launch rescue three days after activists raised the alarm”

UNHCR official accused of ‘victim blaming’ the mothers of missing refugees in the Mediterranean

ACTIVISTS accused a United Nation’s refugee agency (UNHCR) official of “victim blaming” today after he took to social media to criticise the mothers of missing migrants and refugees. In Tunisia today, human rights activists and civil society organisations took part in a commemorative protest, or “CommemorAction,” with relatives of the thousands of people that haveContinue reading “UNHCR official accused of ‘victim blaming’ the mothers of missing refugees in the Mediterranean”

Refugees attempt to jump overboard as European authorities leave them stranded at sea for over a week

MSF, SOS Mediterranean and Sea-Watch call on European states to resume search-and-rescue missions as thousands continue to flee Libya TWO refugees aboard an NGO ship have attempted to throw themselves into the Mediterranean Sea, their rescuers said today as the European authorities fail to act on 13 requests for a safe port. The Geo Barents,Continue reading “Refugees attempt to jump overboard as European authorities leave them stranded at sea for over a week”

A day for ‘sadness and rage’ as pregnant woman dies and 22 others go missing at Europe’s deadly Mediterranean border

MSF’s Geo Barents rescue ship pulls 71 people from shipwreck RESCUERS reacted with “sadness and rage” today following news of the death of a pregnant woman and 22 others in the central Mediterranean yesterday. The Geo Barents rescue ship came upon a sinking rubber boat in the evening after her crew was alerted to aContinue reading “A day for ‘sadness and rage’ as pregnant woman dies and 22 others go missing at Europe’s deadly Mediterranean border”

Mediterranean death toll will continue to rise, activists warn after Britain bans refugee rescue ship from sailing

Meanwhile, authorities ignore ResQship’s urgent request for assistance after its sailing ship finds 19 people in distress THE refugee death toll in the central Mediterranean will continue to rise, activists said today after Britain’s Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) banned a rescue organisation from using one of its ships. German rescue organisation Sea-Watch revealed thisContinue reading “Mediterranean death toll will continue to rise, activists warn after Britain bans refugee rescue ship from sailing”

European authorities deny safety to over 800 refugees in the Mediterranean on World Refugee Day

The Aita Mari, Sea-Eye 4, Nadir and Sea-Watch 4’s calls for a port have fallen on deaf ears WORLD REFUGEE DAY was marked today by the European authorities continuing to refuse to provide safety to over 800 refugees on four rescue ships in the central Mediterranean. The Aita Mari rescue ship has been at seaContinue reading “European authorities deny safety to over 800 refugees in the Mediterranean on World Refugee Day”

EU Commission Vice President claims Europe always open to people fleeing war and persecution

Rescuers cast serious doubts on Margaritis Schinas’s dubious assertion at the World Economic Forum today THE European Commission’s vice president Margaritis Schinas raised eyebrows today when he claimed that Europe will “always be an asylum destination” for refugees. Mr Schinas was speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland — where billionaire barons andContinue reading “EU Commission Vice President claims Europe always open to people fleeing war and persecution”

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