The German rescue ship Sea-Watch 3 with 211 migrants on board has arrived in Porto Empedocle, Sicily. "After a shaky crossing, the # SeaWatch3 is finally in the port of Porto Empedocle," tweeted the aid organization Sea-Watch. According to a medical examination, the people are to be taken on board a ferry to go into a precautionary quarantine in the port. "The distribution to EU countries must follow immediately," said the organization.
The migrants had been rescued by three different boats between Wednesday and Friday, according to Sea-Watch . Since then, the lifeboat has been looking for a safe haven. Italy and Malta had declared themselves unsafe ports in the corona pandemic. Most recently, rescue ships with migrants were therefore only left ashore after lengthy negotiations and after a corona quarantine on ships.
Despite the pandemic, migrants continue to move from Libya to Europe. Human rights organizations criticize the fact that the EU is also using the EU to bring people back to the civil war-torn country of Libya, where they face serious mistreatment.