After the rescue of more than 300 migrants in the Mediterranean by private Maritime search and rescue, Spain has declared for the people.

ahead of a further refusal of Italy and Malta to let the private Spanish aid organisation Proactiva Open Arms rescued people of the Land had gone. Spanish media reported, citing government information from Madrid, the rescuer should bring the refugees to the port of Algeciras in the extreme South of Spain.

The people were, according to Proactiva Open Arms on three different boats near the Libyan coast on the way. “So Christmas is on the Mediterranean sea,” wrote the organisation. Among the Rescued, a newborn child had been in precarious health conditions and his mother were flown with a helicopter of the coast guard to Malta.

The Italian interior Minister, Matteo Salvini, had previously stated again, the ports in the country were closed for civilian ships “”. Therefore, it is now estimated that about five days, until the people arrived by sea in Spain. Another ship of the auxiliary organization, the “Astral”, with food and medicines on the way to supply the refugee ship on the way, informed Proactiva on Twitter. “There are many, and difficult days on the lake, but we have a safe Harbor,” – quoted by the newspaper “La Vanguardia” a spokesman for the NGO.

The Regensburger organization Sea-Eye has meanwhile announced that a new bailout is due to expire ship. The German research vessel “Professor Albrecht Penck” I leave on Friday for the port of Algeciras in Spain and be on the road in the rescue area near the war-torn country, Libya, informed the NGO on Saturday.

The International organization for Migration, more than 113 000 migrants arrived in 2018 yet on the dangerous sea route via the Mediterranean sea to Europe. Because of the hard line stance of the Italian government, more and more migrants in Spain now: 56 480 people reached the Land on the Western part of the Mediterranean sea, 31 310, came after Greece, and 23 of 126 to Italy. Many migrants did not survive the journey: 2242 people drowned or are missing.


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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