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IrelandIreland to take in refugees from rescue ship in Mediterranean

08:05  24 august  2019
08:05  24 august  2019 Source:   independent.ie

Man and children airlifted to hospital after being swept out to sea in Kerry

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Ireland has agreed to donate the recently decommissioned LE Aoife to the Maltese armed forces as Mr Coveney explained that the Maltese authorities require the ship for their armed forces to assist in “Recent tragic events in that part of the Mediterranean have underlined the significant challenges Malta routinely coordinates the rescue and takes in scores of refugees from the Middle East, North

Ireland to take in refugees from rescue ship in Mediterranean SOS Mediterranée’s Aquarius has been one the vessels at the heart of the mission to rescue refugees. Photo: Reuters

Ireland will take refugees from the rescue ship Ocean Viking in the Mediterranean.

A total of 356 men, women and children were rescued from the sea by the ship, run by charities Médicins Sans Frontières (MSF) and SOS Méditerranée, in an operation between August 9-12.

The refugees, including a one-year-old child, were fleeing war in Libya in four different boats when they got into difficulty. They remained on board for 14 days due to a stand off with European ports.

Yesterday Malta agreed it would allow them to disembark, but they would be relocated to other member states.

Migrants 'going mad' jump in sea in desperate bid to reach Italy

Migrants 'going mad' jump in sea in desperate bid to reach Italy Migrants have jumped in the sea in a desperate attempt to reach an Italian island after being stranded on a boat for 19 days. The Open Arms humanitarian group said the Italian coastguard was trying to rescue nine people after another man had thrown himself in earlier in the day. He was rescued but refused to return to the ship, which has been involved in a stand-off with Italy as hardline interior minister Matteo Salvini refuses to allow it to dock. The migrants were trying to reach the southern Italian island of Lampedusa, only a few hundred metres away.

Six European countries to take 356 migrants stuck on rescue ship in Mediterranean . Migrants celebrate aboard the ‘Ocean Viking’ rescue ship , jointly operated by French NGOs SOS Mediterranee and Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF Doctors without Borders) on August 23, 2019, as six EU

Six EU countries have said they will accept more than 300 migrants from a rescue ship stranded in the Mediterranean . The Maltese prime minister said none Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said on Friday that six EU member states had agreed to take in 356 migrants from the rescue ship Ocean

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar confirmed Ireland is one of the six countries with France, Germany, Luxembourg, Portugal and Romania who will provide refuge and would take a small number of the migrants.

"We are relieved this long ordeal for the 356 people we have on board is finally over. Was it necessary to impose two weeks of excruciating wait for rescued people to be disembarked?" said Jay Berger, MSF project coordinator on board the Ocean Viking.

"It is sad that we have to repeat the same message to European leaders time and time again with no change. They can no longer claim ignorance to the disaster unfolding in the Mediterranean Sea."

In a statement, the Department of Justice said Ireland will take up to 100 asylum seekers during the remainder of 2019.

Man and two children airlifted to hospital after difficulty swimming by Kerry coast

Man and two children airlifted to hospital after difficulty swimming by Kerry coast Man and two children airlifted to hospital after difficulty swimming by Kerry coast

Italian coastguard says various crews involved in rescues from overcrowded boats, taking the total to 7,100 in two days.

Food In Mediterranean ; Italian Rescue Vessel To Take Refugees To Spain. African migrants says that Italy has finally agreed to address the refugees stuck in the Mediterranean amid a dire food As we reported previously, the Aquarius took the migrants, including 123 unaccompanied minors, 11

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About 40 people are feared dead or missing after a migrant boat capsized off the coast of Libya, a UN official has said. Charlie Yaxley, a UN refugee agency spokesman, also said about 60 people may have been rescued. "Terrible news coming in of potentially large loss of life in a shipwreck off the coast of Libya," he tweeted, adding that details still remained "sketchy". "Around 60 people have been rescued and returned to shore. At least 40 people are estimated to be dead or missing.

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