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”

Over 500 refugees rescued in the absence of the authorities still wait for Europe to allow them to come ashore

The Aita Mari and Sea-Watch 3 rescuers call Malta, Italy and the European Commission to comply with their own laws OVER 500 refugees saved from drowning in the central Mediterranean by activist rescuers in the absence of the European authorities are still waiting for Europe to do its duty and allow them to come ashore.Continue reading “Over 500 refugees rescued in the absence of the authorities still wait for Europe to allow them to come ashore”

No lives lost during difficult refugee rescue mission in the Mediterranean

Sea-Watch 3 saves 412 lives in waters off the coast of Libya in several operations since Sunday NO LIVES were lost during a difficult refugee rescue mission in the central Mediterranean today when a heavily overcrowded boat split in half, sending some into the water. Fortunately the well-trained crew of the Sea-Watch 3 rescue shipContinue reading “No lives lost during difficult refugee rescue mission in the Mediterranean”

Italy must drop charges against Iuventa’s refugee rescuers, Amnesty demands

Meanwhile, the Sea-Watch 3 and Ocean Viking find themselves ‘in a situation that should never occur at sea’ AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL called on the Italian authorities today to drop legal proceedings against activists from refugee the Iuventa rescue ship. Between August 2016 and August 2017, the vessel’s crew saved the lives of more than 14,000 peopleContinue reading “Italy must drop charges against Iuventa’s refugee rescuers, Amnesty demands”

More than 800 refugees on two rescue ships wait for authorities to allow them to come ashore

The Ocean Viking, Sea-Watch 3, and Nadir wait hours and hours for authorities to help MORE than 800 refugees onboard two civilian-run rescue ships in the central Mediterranean urgently need to come ashore, their rescuers said today — but the European authorities have so far ignored their calls. The Ocean Viking, now carrying 553 survivors,Continue reading “More than 800 refugees on two rescue ships wait for authorities to allow them to come ashore”

European authorities ignored civilian rescuers’ mayday calls while they saved hundreds of refugees at the weekend

500 others still stranded in Malta’s waters, Alarm Phone warns CIVILIAN rescuers saved the lives of over 800 refugees in the central Mediterranean at the weekend with no help from the European authorities, who ignored their mayday calls and helped the Libyan Coastguards return hundreds of people to the war-torn country. The Sea-Watch 3, aContinue reading “European authorities ignored civilian rescuers’ mayday calls while they saved hundreds of refugees at the weekend”

Libyan coastguards threaten to arrest NGO refugee rescuers in international waters

Meanwhile, another refugee boat waits for the Maltese authorities to finally come to their aid THE EU-supported Libyan coastguard threatened to arrest the crew of a civilian-run refugee rescue ship in international waters today. The Sea-Watch 3 returned to the central Mediterranean on Monday, its first mission in the region since Italy detained it forContinue reading “Libyan coastguards threaten to arrest NGO refugee rescuers in international waters”

Refugee support organisation Josoor calls for donations after donor pulls out following Greek authorities’ ‘criminalisation campaign’

Meanwhile, five NGO refugee rescue ships continued to be held in Italy AN NGO that supports refugees in Turkey is appealing for financial help after a donor withdrew a promise of funding following unconfirmed reports that the Greek authorities are investigating its activities. Austrian NGO Josoor said today that it had previously received a writtenContinue reading “Refugee support organisation Josoor calls for donations after donor pulls out following Greek authorities’ ‘criminalisation campaign’”

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