UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The 363 immigrants left in the Mediterranean have for days been unable to land at nearby ports, Malta or Italy. Humanitarian missions say their situation is aggravated and call for urgent intervention.
Spanish humanitarian organization Open Arms has appealed to Italy for the landing of 363 rescued migrants in the Central Mediterranean.
Many of the people had left in recent days with rubber boats and other clandestine timber vehicles from Libya having Europe as their destination.
The organization reported that more than half of the people were expected to die safely due to unsafe means, and the physical condition of the people on board was also extremely serious.
Announcing on social networks, the organization also posted the tortures he had to endure for a 17-year-old Somali man whose parents had been executed by terrorist groups as he himself had chosen to flee the country to escape the violence.
In recent hours, attempts by the humanitarian vessel to land at Maltese ports have been rejected.
“Open Arms” is currently the only humanitarian body to continue operations to rescue migrants in the Mediterranean Sea, as two more vessels have anchored in the Italian and Maltese ports just days before.
Migrants from Libya’s North African state have increased the frequency of cruises earlier this year due to the unstable political situation and the unstoppable civil war.
According to the UN Refugee Commissariat, over 125,000 of them arrived in Europe only last year in January-November.
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