85 refugees saved, a day after rescuers witness an illegal pushback in Malta’s waters

AN NGO rescue ship has saved the lives of over 80 people off the coast of Libya, a day after witnessing an illegal pushback of refugee inside European waters. ResQ People, a ship operated by an Italian charity of the same name, announced on social media this afternoon that it found a small wooden boatContinue reading “85 refugees saved, a day after rescuers witness an illegal pushback in Malta’s waters”

EU urged to continue support for Libyan Coastguard, leaked document shows

EUBAM Libya makes the call despite being fully aware of the systemic human rights abuses refugees face in the country ONE OF the first things rescuers do when they reach an overcrowded, flimsy boat adrift in Mediterranean Sea is to provide those on it with life vests. Not so for the Libyan Coastguards. Anyone whoContinue reading “EU urged to continue support for Libyan Coastguard, leaked document shows”

102 refugees brought to safety while hundreds more were left to their own fates

THOUGH 102 refugees finally made it to safety today, it has been a harrowing couple of days in the central Mediterranean. The Italian authorities on Sunday gave the crew of the NGO refugee rescue ship Aita Mari permission to disembark the 102 people they saved in Malta’s search-and-rescue (SAR) zone last Friday, in Augusta, Sicily.Continue reading “102 refugees brought to safety while hundreds more were left to their own fates”

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