1,500 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean await a port of reception

Nearly 1,500 migrants rescued as they attempted to reach Europe across the Mediterranean were waiting to disembark on Thursday, NGOs said.

1,500 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean await a port of reception

Nearly 1,500 migrants rescued as they attempted to reach Europe across the Mediterranean were waiting to disembark on Thursday, NGOs said.

659 people were on board the Geo Barents of Médecins sans frontières (MSF), 387 on board the Ocean Viking of SOS Méditerranée and 438 on board the SeaWatch3 of the organization SeaWatch.

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SeaWatch announced in the evening that the Italian authorities had authorized its boat to reach the port of Taranto, in the heel of the Italian boot.

“A great relief, but also consternation: two days of travel await us, which means additional suffering for those who have already suffered a lot”, regretted the NGO on Twitter.

Thousands of migrants have arrived in recent weeks on the Italian islands of Lampedusa and Sicily, aboard makeshift boats or often dilapidated fishing boats, or even rescued at sea by NGOs or the Italian coastguards.

Since January 1, 38,778 people have arrived in Italy by sea, compared to 27,771 in the same period of 2021 and 12,999 in 2020, according to the Interior Ministry.

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