One thousand rescued migrants mainly from Eritrea disembark in Sicily

Migrants rescued in on-going operations brought safely to port in Sicily The Italian Naval vessel Spica, carrying 992 rescued migrants, dropped anchor just outside the small southern Sicilian port of Pozzallo on over the weekend. This shipload,

Migrants rescued in on-going operations brought safely to port in Sicily

The Italian Naval vessel Spica, carrying 992 rescued migrants, dropped anchor just outside the small southern Sicilian port of Pozzallo on over the weekend.

This shipload, including about 200 minors and mostly made up by Eritreans, was part of the more than 4,200 migrants trying to reach Europe that were rescued from boats in the Mediterranean in only 24 hours. Tug boats were brought in to take the migrants to land in smaller groups. Emergency workers were standing by on the quayside to help the migrants and distribute food and water.

Migrants escaping war and poverty in Africa and the Middle East this year have been pouring into Italy, which has been bearing the brunt of Mediterranean rescue operations. Most depart from the coast of Libya, which has descended into anarchy since Western powers backed a 2011 revolt that ousted Muammar Gaddafi.

 

Source: Ukraine Today

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3 COMMENTS
  • Mekonnen Damtew June 1, 2015

    Just because of one lunetik man.

  • Mekonnen Damtew June 1, 2015

    Misspelled lunatic, please read as corrected. Thank you.

  • rezen June 1, 2015

    One thousand rescued migrants mainly from Eritrea disembark in Sicily
    By assenna on June 1, 2015

    They were willing to give their ultimate precious possession –Life — for Liberty and Freedom. Wish them All THE BEST in their future journey of Life.

    p.s.By the way, here is a question to demo.assenna.com with respect to the statement: “Emergency workers were standing by on the quayside to help the migrants and distribute food and water.” Were these Members of Eritrean Civic Organizations in the surrounding localities?

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