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”

Sea Watch 3 finally released after being held for seven months for ‘absurd’ reasons

Court’s decision on Sea Watch’s legal challenge against the detention of its ships expected next week The NGO refugee rescue ship Sea Watch 3 was finally allowed to leave port today, seven months after the Italian port authorities detained it for a slew of supposed safety irregularities. Sea Watch spokeswoman Mattea Weihe told The CivilContinue reading “Sea Watch 3 finally released after being held for seven months for ‘absurd’ reasons”

Spanish NGO refugee rescuers pay tribute to former volunteer after his tragic death

Fernando Garfella passed away this weekend during a solo scuba dive off the coast of Mallorca SPANISH activists and members of the civil refugee rescue fleet have paid tribute to a former volunteer and documentary filmmaker who died in a tragic diving accident at the weekend. Fernando Garfella, 31, failed to resurface during a soloContinue reading “Spanish NGO refugee rescuers pay tribute to former volunteer after his tragic death”

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