Sports Mediterranean: More than 1,400 Round migrants on its way to Italy

04:05  10 may  2021
04:05  10 may  2021 Source:   lepoint.fr

130 migrants missing in the Mediterranean: a "shame" for Pope François

 130 migrants missing in the Mediterranean: a © Via Reuters - Flavio Gasperini / SOS Mediterrane The NGO SOS Méditerranée had indicated on April 22, 2021 have spotted off Libya a dozen bodies near From a returned pneumatic boat that had been reported in distress with about 130 people on board. Pope Francis described Sunday, April 25 of "shame" the fate of 130 migrants missing since Thursday following a sinking in the Mediterranean, and said "very saddened by this tragedy".

Migrants © Provided by the Migrants Point

P Lus of 1,400 migrants arrived this weekend aboard about fifteen boats on the small island From Lampedusa, in the south of Italy , reported the media, while an NGO warned that hundreds of other people were in trouble in Maltese waters. Nearly 400 migrants of different nationalities, including 24 women and children, were aboard a ship that was intercepted off Lampedusa, emphasized the Italian news agencies. Another 20-meter long boat carrying 325 people was intercepted about 13 km from the coast of this island, while hundreds of other migrants arrived aboard smaller boats.

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These arrivals of migrants were denounced by Matteo Salvini , the leader of the Italian party of the far-right of the league, which must be judged for blocked migrants at sea in 2019 when he was Minister of the Interior. "With millions of Italians in difficulty, we can not think of thousands of illegal immigrants," he said, requiring a meeting with Prime Minister Mario Draghi .

Critical Location off Malta

The NGO Alarm Phone, which manages an emergency telephone line to help migrants, has launched a call for help to collect passengers of five boats carrying more than 400 people. Wide Malta . "The situation on board is critical (...) A rescue is necessary now! , "Said this organization.

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The Sicilian judicial authorities have in the meantime renewed this weekend a prohibition measure of any intervention at sea of ​​the Sea-Watch 4 rescue vessel of a German NGO which had to keep it at anchor at the Port of Palermo, Sicily (South of Italy), for six months, until March, after an inspection that made too many life vests to its edge compared to its size.

NGO members believe that the inspection was for the authorities a diverted way to block the building and prevent it from helping to sea to migrants. "We hope that the authorities will not prevent us from going to the central Mediterranean with the same absurd charges we are used to," Tweeted Friday Sea-Watch Italy back from his last mission. Another ship, Sea-Watch 3, had been blocked in March by coastguards at the Sicilian port of Augusta, under the pretext, once again, security problems.

Despite the health crisis related to the pandemic caused by the coronavirus, the illegal migration movement from the Maghreb countries, including the Tunisia and Libya, to Europe continued, particularly for Italy where migrants hope to find work and perspectives. Some 530,000 migrants have reached the Italian coast since the beginning of 2015, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), an intergovernmental organization with headquarters in Geneva. Between January 1 and April 21, 2021, 8,604 people arrived in Italy and 65 in Malta, while 359 perished, according to IOM.

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