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Share18 August 2019 "The castaways aboard the Ocean Viking were and are still exposed to a very strong psychological stress.
Stress due not only to what they saw or suffered in Libya but also to their prolonged stay on the ship. The psychological side is indeed the one that worries most, a problem that could get worse in the days to come ".
He says this to the Adnkronos Luca Pigozzi, a doctor aboard the Ocean Viking, the ship of Sos Mediterranee and Doctors Without Borders with 356 migrants on board, which is now located between Lampedusa and Linosa waiting for a safe harbor. Among the people rescued from a week there are 103 minors, most of them unaccompanied.
"On the Ocean Viking - the doctor explains to the Adnkronos - there are also wounded from the war. These are people from countries in conflict. We are facing mainly cases of skin and respiratory infections. In the first days we also had cases of dehydration. Then there are adults suffering from chronic diseases, such as diabetes ".
"The conditions on board are quite stable, we try to manage in the best possible way", concludes Pigozzi.