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Doctors Without Borders looking for safe haven for 141 rescued migrants

Aid organization Doctors Without Borders asks Europe to quickly find the nearest safe port to make available for the 141 migrants who Friday were rescued on the Mediterranean Sea through the Aquarius. In the meantime, the ship is again on a search and rescue mission started.

The surgery was Friday, the first for Doctors without Borders and SOS Méditerranée after the departure of the ship last week Wednesday in Marseille. In a first rescue at the height of the Libyan city of Zuara in international waters were 25 migrants fished, what followed later, and a further 116.

The organisation calls on the European governments are now in a safe port for the 141 saved people. In a previous rescue mission earlier this summer, has prevented the Italian government the Aquarius with hundreds of migrants-a port of the country. The ship was several days at sea, blocked, and finally enter to the Spanish Valencia.

‘It seems that the principle of the provision of assistance to persons in distress at sea under pressure”, says MSF Sunday in a statement. “We call on all European governments and their relevant maritime reddingsautoriteiten to the severity of the humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean Region to recognize and quick access to the nearest safe location.’

MSF wants to be on the Mediterranean Sea, the much-needed humanitarian assistance is provided in place of them to interfere. “The Aquarius is, together with one other boat currently the only rescue operations to perform on the Mediterranean Sea.’

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