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Migrants sing as rescue ship takes them into Italian port

Nov 26 2019

ON BOARD THE OPEN ARMS Migrants danced and burst into song as a rescue ship brought them into the Italian port of Taranto at dawn on Tuesday, days after they were found drifting in a rubber dinghy in the Mediterranean. | Video

Migrants sing as rescue ship takes them into Italian port

Nov 26 2019

ON BOARD THE OPEN ARMS, Nov 26 Migrants danced and burst into song as a rescue ship brought them into the Italian port of Taranto at dawn on Tuesday, days after they were found drifting in a rubber dinghy in the Mediterranean.

Italy grants access to Spanish migrant rescue ship

Nov 25 2019

ON BOARD THE OPEN ARMS, OFF SICILY Italian authorities have agreed to grant the Open Arms ship access to a port to disembark 62 African migrants it has been carrying since Wednesday, the founder of the Spanish rescue mission said on Sunday. | Video

Migrant with gunshot wound evacuated from Open Arms rescue ship

Nov 24 2019

ON BOARD THE OPEN ARMS, OFF SICILY A man from Niger who was shot in the foot while in Libya was among a group of 11 migrants evacuated from the Open Arms rescue vessel by the Italian Coast Guard on Sunday.

Migrant with gunshot wound evacuated from Open Arms rescue ship

Nov 24 2019

ON BOARD THE OPEN ARMS, OFF SICILY, Nov 24 A man from Niger who was shot in the foot while in Libya was among a group of 11 migrants evacuated from the Open Arms rescue vessel by the Italian Coast Guard on Sunday.

Spanish rescue ship stranded off Italy with 73 African migrants on board

Nov 24 2019

ON BOARD THE OPEN ARMS, OFF SICILY Nov 24 The leader of a Spanish rescue mission said on Sunday that Italian authorities had refused to grant port access to its Open Arms ship, leaving the vessel stranded in rough conditions in the Mediterranean with more than 70 African migrants on board.

I'd have rather died at sea than return to Libya, says rescued migrant

Nov 23 2019

ON BOARD THE OPEN ARMS An African migrant recently rescued from a crowded dinghy drifting in the Mediterranean said he would have rather died at sea than return to Libya, highlighting the desperation driving the current wave of immigration to Europe.

Two toddlers among 73 migrants plucked from drifting dinghy off Libya

Nov 21 2019

ONBOARD OPEN ARMS, off Libya Some 73 migrants, many suffering from hypothermia and burns, were rescued by a Spanish charity ship late on Wednesday from a packed rubber dinghy that had been drifting off the Libyan coast for nearly 24 hours.

Spanish rescue boat finds life and death off coast of Libya

Aug 13 2018

ON BOARD THE OPEN ARMS, Mediterranean The wreck of the raft was a dot on the sea but as our rescue boat approached we saw a woman make an effort to wave, so at least there was life.

U.N. says migrants' return to Libya by Italian boat could be illegal

Jul 31 2018

ON BOARD OPEN ARMS A rescue operation in which an Italian towboat rescued more than 100 migrants and returned them to Libya earlier this week may have been in breach of international law, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

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