Status: 05/05/2022 at 12:50 PM
Ten days after their rescue, 294 refugees are allowed to board the rescue ship “Ocean Viking” in Italy. In the past too many inquiries had failed.
The rescue ship “Ocean Viking” is allowed to bring 294 rescued people to the port of the Sicilian city of Pozzalo. This was announced by the aid organization SOS Mediterranei, which operates the ship. Twelve requests to a European port had previously been unsuccessful. Dan explained:
The relief is enormous, but we have once again seen the failure of the European Union to coordinate dissolution.
The crew of “Ocean Viking” previously said that about 300 children, women and men were exhausted and in urgent need of help that could not be given to them on board. The rescue ship had rescued people on several missions in the Mediterranean since Monday last week. Of these, 127 minors are traveling alone.
long delay painful
Long delays in the allocation of ports for rescue ships are often especially stressful for refugees. Repeatedly rescued people have to stay for several days and in difficult conditions such as heat, rough seas and narrowness until it is decided where they can go ashore. In addition, many refugees are already hurt from their flight or have medical problems.
“Sea-Watch-4” is also looking for a port.
Meanwhile, the crew of “Sea-Watch 4” rescued 57 people in the Mediterranean, as also announced by the organization of the same name.
This was announced by the crew via Twitter.
One of the most dangerous Mediterranean routes
The Mediterranean route is considered one of the most dangerous escape routes in the world. According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), at least 644 people have been killed or missing during crossings since the beginning of this year.
The number of unreported cases is likely to be much higher.
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