“Malta has refused to take in 278 asylum seekers”


Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Malta has refused to take in 278 asylum seekers who were adrift its search and rescue region and were rescued by humanitarian vessel Open Arms, photographer Santi Palacios said on Twitter on Tuesday.

The photographer shared a photo saying he took the image of the group on unseaworthy vessel seven days ago. The group was the first rescued this year.

Palacios noted that Malta has not assigned a port of safety for their disembarkation and has refused carrying out medical evacuations from the vessel despite the unfavourable weather.