- UN: Europe allows the landing of 507 people rescued at sea
ShareAugust 14, 2019The President of the Council, Giuseppe Conte, "wrote to me about the landing of several hundred immigrants aboard an NGO which, however, is a foreign NGO in foreign waters. I will politely answer that it is not clear why they should land in Italy ". Said the leader of the League to those who asked him if he spoke with the premier after explaining: this morning, in Genoa, "we said goodbye".
The Spanish NGO Open Arms and Doctors without Borders (MSF) today re-launched the appeal to indicate a safe port where migrants present on board their ships will land, given the worsening weather conditions. "If the situation was already difficult on board the Open Arms, meteorology turns it into a dramatic one - we can read about the last ngo tweet - do European states really allow such a thing? How do you call this, if not a humanitarian emergency? Where are you? ".
There are 147 migrants on the Spanish NGO, now on the 13th day at sea. MSF also denounced "the worsening of the weather conditions, with the Ocean Viking ship heading north and the medical personnel now committed to helping those among the 356 migrants on board suffer from seasickness". "We can only provide temporary help - Msf pointed out - we need a safe place as soon as possible".
Weather conditions are getting worse as Ocean viking heads north. Doctors without frontiers find out that in a tweet he writes that the medical team on board the ship is treating some of the 356 people rescued in the past few days for seasickness. "We can only provide temporary relief: we need a safe landing port as soon as possible," said Msf.