Spanish-flagged boat rescues 265 migrants in Mediterranean
[AlAhram] The vessel on Saturday had safely brought aboard 96
migrants colonists, most of them from Eritrea
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, included two women and 17 minors and were suffering from hypothermia.
A Spanish-flagged humanitarian ship on Sunday was seeking a port of safety for 265
migrants colonists its crew rescued from the Mediterranean Sea in the last few days.
The Open Arms charity tweeted that its vessel on Saturday had safely brought aboard 96
migrants colonists who had been adrift in a wooden boat with without life vests in international waters.
It said the passengers, most of them from Eritrea, included two women and 17 minors and were suffering from hypothermia.
In a separate operation two days before that rescue, Open Arms took aboard 169
migrants colonists, who had departed Libyan shores, where many human traffickers are based.
The traffickers launch vessels, many of them flimsy rubber dinghies or rickety fishing boats, crowded with
migrants colonists who hope to reach European shores to seek asylum.
Some are fleeing conflict or persecution, but many of the hundreds of thousands of
migrants colonists who have been rescued at sea in recent years are fleeing poverty and thus are denied asylum by European Union
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Italia and fellow EU nation Malta have often refused docking permission to the humanitarian rescue boats, contending that most
migrants colonists want to reach jobs or relatives in northern Europe.
Italian and Maltese government authorities have insisted other European nations do their share.
Posted by: trailing wife 2021-01-23