In the Spanish coastal city of Valencia, everything is ready for the 629 migrants on the reddingsschip Aquarius. Never caught Spain a big group of migrants, but all the preparations are completed, says the Spanish Red Cross.
The secretary-general of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Half Maanorganisaties, Elhadj As Sy, crowds in Valencia thanks for the gesture of Spain. ‘While others on the sideline to watch, hot Spain these people welcome.” He also praised the work of the auxiliaries, SOS Mediterranean, and Doctors without Borders. ‘Without this help, would not some of these migrants tomorrow the Spanish coast living to achieve, ” he said.
In the port of Valencia are the refugees, first by members of the Red Cross welcomed and treated. That informed the regional government on Saturday. Among the passengers are 123 minors and at least seven pregnant women, it sounds. The Aquarius and the two escorts, lakes, starting from 6 in the morning, with an interval of three hours one after the other.
The migrants were last weekend at sea saved. After Italy and Malta, the Aquarius had refused, declared the new socialist Spanish government of prime minister Pedro Sánchez is willing to ship to catch. During the more than 1,500 kilometres long overvaart to Valencia got the ships, with fierce waves off the count.
Spain will be the opzittenden like all other migrants treat. ‘They are treated like all other refugees who are in our boats arriving, ” Interior minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska. Each case will be personal, will be investigated. Deputy prime minister Carmen Calvo said on Saturday that Madrid is the offer of the French government accepts all refugees who wish to the neighbor let go.