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US "Ocean Viking": The ship helps to 196 migrants in the Mediterranean

00:25  01 august  2021
00:25  01 august  2021 Source:   20minutes.fr

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"Some of the survivors suffered from burns due to fuel", according to the European NGO SOS Mediterranean

L'Ocean Viking, le navire de secours en mer de SOS Méditerranée, a recueilli samedi 196 migrants au large de la Libye. © EPN / Newscom / SIPA The Ocean Viking, the SOS Méditerranée sea relief ship, collected Saturday 196 migrants off Libya. Humanitarian - "Some of the survivors suffered from burns due to fuel", according to the European NGO SOS Mediterranean

The "Ocean Viking" , the sea relief vessel of the European NGO SOS Mediterranean , has collected This Saturday 196 migrants who were on "distress craft" off Libya. Saturday morning, the "Ocean Viking" first rescued 57 people on a "pneumatic distress boat" that sailed in international waters off Libya, says SOS Mediterranean.

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Then in the afternoon, the crew performed two additional rescues in this area: around noon, 54 people in a pneumatic boat , including women, were safe. "Some of the survivors suffered from burns due to fuel," adds the NGO.

At least two pregnant women are among the survivors

a little later, they are 64 other people who have been rescued from a wooden boat. A fourth rescue was then held after an alert of the Seabird plane from the NGO Sea Watch. Twenty-one people including seven women and three young minors who were in a wooden boat, could be saved to 196 the number of survivors aboard the rescue vessel. At least two pregnant women appear among them.

According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), at least 1.146 persons died at sea in the first half of 2021 trying to reach Europe. SOS Mediterranean assures having rescued more than 30,000 people since February 2016, first with the Aquarius, then the "Ocean Viking".

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When Eritrean teen Aman Mehari begins to feel the stress, he hits the basketball court in his new temporary home -- a village school turned migrant facility in southern Lithuania. Living in limbo is "very stressful", said Mehari, whose only hope is that his family can join him in Lithuania and "live a happy life".When Eritrean teen Aman Mehari begins to feel the stress, he hits the basketball court in his new temporary home -- a village school turned migrant facility in southern Lithuania.

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