- European Union.The Government does not even intercede with the EU in favor of Open Arms
- Immigration. Salvini asks the Spanish Government to take charge of the Open Arms and Celaá responds to go "to the nearest port"
- Help: Richard Gere takes food to the Open Arms ship with 121 immigrants
The NGO Open Arms ship has rescued 39 more migrants and refugees this morning, for which there are already 160 people waiting to board their landing in a safe harbor, the organization said.
Alarm Phone, which monitors the situation of boats in the Mediterranean, had reported late on Friday a warning about a vessel in danger in the area of Malta. However, finally it was not the Maltese forces who came to the aid, but Open Arms.
"39 people rescued last night, adding to the 121 people on board. They all need to reach safe harbor NOW," the NGO announced in its Twitter account.
These 160 people join the other 85 who are also waiting aboard Ocean Viking, the ship of Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and SOS Mediterranée, and were rescued on Thursday off the coast of Libya.
The Interior Minister of Italy, Matteo Salvini, has already warned that he will not allow either ship to dock in Italy, days after Parliament endorses a decree that raises fines for NGOs entering in Italian waters without permission from the authorities.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) estimates that, so far this year, more than 840 people have lost their lives in the Mediterranean, including some 576 trying to reach the coasts of Italy or Malta.
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