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”

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”

Italy and Malta refuse to allow 475 rescued people to come ashore

Prominent human rights lawyers demand ICC investigate possible crimes against humanity in Libya and warn of EU’s role in the crisis BOTH Italy and Malta are refusing to allow 475 people, including many pregnant women and children, who would have drowned in the Mediterranean were it not for NGO rescuers, to reach dry land. TheContinue reading “Italy and Malta refuse to allow 475 rescued people to come ashore”

Libyan coastguard threatens to shoot and kidnap refugee rescuers

End ‘dirty partnership’ with the Libyan coastguards, Europe told after Sea-Watch 4 and its 120 rescued refugees are put in danger EUROPEAN governments have been told to end their “dirty” deal with the Libyan coastguard after it threatened to “kidnap” and then shoot at an NGO refugee rescue ship. German refugee organisation Sea-Watch today postedContinue reading “Libyan coastguard threatens to shoot and kidnap refugee rescuers”

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