Tag: Central Mediterranean
The people were transferred to the rescue vessel Mare Jonio operated by Mediterranea for medical treatment, on Friday.
Turkey, Cyprus and Greece can end the dispute through dialogue, Minister for Foreign Affairs Evarist Bartolo said.
The excerpt from the woman's testimony is one of many in a recently published UNHCR report titled: 'On this journey, no one care if you live or die' - Abuse, protection and justice along routes between East and West Africa and Africa's Mediterranean coast. The report outlines the violations, refugees and migrants face at every step of the way along the migration routes from East and West Africa and through North Africa.
56 people are still in distress at sea, migrant hotline Alarm Phone said on Twitter on Saturday morning.
Repubblika accused Prime Minister Robert Abela of twisting facts in a malicious manner as it highlighted that the government's press conference did not allow media to question the government on the matter.
"We ask the prime minister to reconsider his stance and to come to the aid of those whose lives are at risk at sea. If we allow the government to pay for public health with people’s lives, we will have failed in our obligations as citizens, healthcare workers, and as a nation."
Started by aditus Foundation, many have taken to post selfies holding a placard with #DontLetThemDrown and #AllLivesMatter.
EU ships will hail and inspect suspicious vessels in the eastern Mediterranean, where most arms smuggling takes place, away from migrant routes.
A boat carrying people fleeing the war from Libya in Malta’s SAR zone is in distress, according to the migrant hotline Alarm Phone.