Boat headed to Lampedusa; babies and pregnant women aboard – NGO

Open Arms, a non-governmental organisation who specialises in surveillance and rescue missions at sea, has just found a wooden boat coming from Libya.

In a tweet written in Italian, translated by Sea-Watch (another NGO of the same aims), the organisation detailed that the wooden boat holds a total of 40 people. Of these 40 people, 4 are babies, and 3 are pregnant women. They report a high level of dehydration after three days of crossing the Mediterranean sea.

The organisation stated that the people on board are being taken care of, and have informed the relevant authorities to take charge. It is escorting the boat to Lampedusa for safety.