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Charity boat rejects Spain's offer to stranded migrants

18.8.2019

Charity boat rejects Spain 's offer to stranded migrants

Charity rescue boats have largely disappeared from the Mediterranean over the past year because of tighter government controls and lengthy offshore standoffs.“We are in a state of extreme humanitarian emergency. What they need is to be disembarked now,” an Open Arms spokeswoman said. “It is unthinkable to sail for six days.”

“Italy is not the refugee camp of Europe,” he said.Before Open Arms’ rejection of Spain’s offer, Salvini had renewed his attacks on Open Arms, accusing it of lying about the condition of the migrants. He said a medical inspection by Italian authorities had shown no emergency on board.



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