The “Rise Above”, a German humanitarian ship, disembarks 89 survivors of the Mediterranean crossing in Sicily

end of a “Odyssey”, according to Lifeline. Axel Steier, the founder of the German NGO that charters the humanitarian ship rise above, told Agence France-Presse on Tuesday, November 8, that the ship was able to disembark in Sicily the 89 people it had rescued in the Mediterranean. She had received authorization on Monday night to enter the port of Reggio Calabria, at the southern end of the Italian boot.

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Six immigrants were evacuated on Sunday, for medical reasons, from this ship, small in size compared to the other three NGO ships operating in the Mediterranean, which faces the refusal of the new Italian government to disembark all its passengers.

After weeks at sea, the German-flagged ship humanity 1, from the NGO SOS Humanity, was allowed to land in Catania on Sunday to disembark 144 people, mainly women and minors. On board remain 35 immigrants, adult men, whom Italy does not want.


the geobarentsA Norwegian-flagged Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) ship also docked in Catania on Sunday night, with Italian authorities allowing 357 people, including children, to disembark and denying entry to another 215.

“Important Signs of Anxiety”

only theviking oceanof the European NGO SOS Méditerranée, which also flies the Norwegian flag, has not yet received authorization to enter an Italian port, was sailing Tuesday morning off Syracuse, a photographer present on board told Agence France-Presse.

“The situation on board theviking ocean became unbearable for 234 survivors. After seventeen days on board, her mental health is severely affected: many suffer from insomnia and show significant signs of anxiety and depression.the NGO was alarmed on Monday.

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Italy’s new government, the most right-wing since World War II, vowed to deal harshly with immigrants. Interior Minister Matteo Piantedosi said migrants rescued at sea were the responsibility of the state under whose flag the ships sailed.

The world with AFP

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