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Kurt Farrugia 3h
, and EU Commission take leadership role to provide solution for situation. A number of EU Member States will take migrants aboard the .
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MSF Sea 3h
LIVE: and teams at press conference in Paris now. People rescued by Aquarius need a place of safety without delay. We're asking all European countries to find a solution and find a safe port in .
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MSF Sea 3h
and talking about situation onboard right now at press conference in Paris. Urgent solutions from European states needed so 141 people rescued on can be disembarked in a place of safety without further delay.
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MSF Sea 5h
team on hearing disturbing accounts of kidnapping and extortion suffered by child in . "I begged my captors to just kill me" said one teenager who spent 3 years in arriving when he was just 14.
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MSF Sea 7h
Italian Coastguard broadcasts an alert to all ships in area concerning a rubber boat in distress on with around 150 persons onboard. This is third distress call in three days about the same boat which at been at sea since Saturday. No-one is rendering assistance.
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MSF Sea 17h
Replying to @MSF_Sea
is particularly concerned about group of 38 children who are under 15 years of age and who do not have a parent or legal guardian with them. The youngest is 12 years old. We cannot imagine what they endured in and during harrowing journeys from their home countries.
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MSF Sea 18h
Most of 105 people onboard originating from and are suffering from chronic malnutrition. providing high calorie vitamin fortified food that provides recommended protein requirements. People are well hydrated and medical team monitoring carefully.
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María Serrano Martin 24h
We want to live in a world where rescuing other human beings from drowning is the obvious thing to do is stranded at sea. 141 survivors aboard, including 73 minors (67 unaccompanied), 50 Eritreans, 55 Somalis 🆘A safe port to disembark survivors is URGENTLY NEEDED
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MSF Sea 19h
For past 2 years satisfied all regulatory requests arising from competencies of Gibraltar Flag State, all technical controls regarding security and safety of ship. No deficiencies ever reported. Terminating registration is a political manoeuvre!
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MSF Sea Aug 13
UPDATE: Maritime authorities from and inform that they will not grant 141 people onboard a place of safety to disembark. has now reached a standby position exactly between Malta and Italy and is awaiting further guidance.
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MSF Sea Aug 13
Replying to @MSF_Sea
FURTHER UPDATE: managed to locate this vessel and handed out life-jackets, food and water yesterday afternoon in full cooperation with the Maltese maritime authorities. We continued to monitor the situation until people onboard were rescued by Italian Coastguard.
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MSF Sea Aug 12
"As soon as you enter they take your passport and rip it up in front of your eyes. As soon as you enter the border, every single door closes in your face. You are trapped. The only door that opens is the door of the sea." - Words one rescued man told us.
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MSF Sea Aug 12
UPDATE: As the was heading north late this morning the maritime authorities informed us about a small boat in distress. We have launched our fast rescue boat and are now at the distress position trying to locate it. For more follow
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MSF Sea Aug 12
Replying to @MSF_Sea
The Libyan Joint Rescue Coordination Centre then informed that it would not provide a place of safety and instructed to request a place of safety from another Rescue Coordination Centre. In any case is not recognised as a place of safety.
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MSF Sea Aug 12
Replying to @MSF_Sea
During both rescues informed all relevant authorities of its activities, including Italian, Maltese, and Tunisian Maritime Rescue Coordination Centres, as well as Libyan Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC), which stated it was the coordinating authority.
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MSF Sea Aug 12
BREAKING: calls on European governments to assign place of safety after recent rescues on via
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MSF Sea Aug 11
Replying to @MSF_Sea
There are 73 children under 18 years of age onboard. Of those 67 are travelling alone without a parent or legal guardian to care for them.
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MSF Sea Aug 11
UPDATE: There are 141 people currently onboard who were rescued in - 57 women/girls and 84 men/boys. Vast majority (105 people) originate from and with remainder from Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Morocco, Ghana and more.
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MSF Sea Aug 11
Today the medical are doing medical consultations on board the . Many people are malnourished and weak from their time in where they were held in inhumane conditions and had limited access to medical care. Dr David Beversluis gives an update.
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MSF Sea Aug 11
team onboard relieved that 141 individuals were brought to safety yesterday. It's terrifying to think that if we hadn't been there, these people could easily have drowned, adding to already unacceptable number of people who have died in this year.
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