A rescue ship off Sicily from calling a state of emergency: the situation on Board is out of control

"On the ship to wait for more than half of the Rescued for over a week, desperate for a safe place," said Verena Papke, managing Director of SOS Méditerranée

A rescue ship off Sicily from calling a state of emergency: the situation on Board is out of control

"On the ship to wait for more than half of the Rescued for over a week, desperate for a safe place," said Verena Papke, managing Director of SOS Méditerranée Germany. The authorities in Italy and Malta, had been rejected by ports in the past few days, all requests to Invest in one of your Mediterranean sea, it was said more in the message.

In the last 24 hours have there been on Board six suicide attempts. 44 people had expressed the intention of self and other harm. The proclamation of a state of emergency on Board was "unprecedented in the five-year history of SOS Méditerranée". The Organisation, but "by the rapid deterioration of the mental state of some of the Survivors aboard be compelled".

25 minors on Board

On Thursday had jumped two men on Board, and then from the rescue team of the "Ocean Viking" has been recovered. Early Friday morning a man tried to hang himself. Many of the Survivors were in great psychological Distress and suffered from depression. On Board there is a dispute and physical conflict. Since the Morning there will be a hunger strike on Board.

AP The situation on Board the "Ocean Viking" has been dramatic.

The refugee helpers had 25 of the 180 people according to their own statements between the. and 30. June rescued from the sea. Among the 180 Surviving for 25 min be-year-old. The organization appealed to all EU States, to find a solution for the 180 Survivors on Board the "Ocean Viking".

organization appealed to the Federal government

Particularly, the Federal government is now in the responsibility, in the framework of the German EU-presidency on a solution. The "Ocean Viking" was first recorded in mid-June, their search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean after the ship's crew had paused for three months because of the Corona pandemic.

month-to-month try numerous people to get into unseaworthy boats from Africa across the Mediterranean to Europe. In the past year, the International organization for Migration (IOM) drowned in the process, according to information provided by 1283 people. In the past five years, there were a total of more than 19,000 Dead.

countries such as Italy and Malta are now pursuing a hard line and reject the inclusion of rescued refugees on many occasions. A call for the solidarity of the other EU-States in the distribution of the refugees. All Attempts to reach an equitable distribution within Europe have failed so far.

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Updated Date: 04 July 2020, 01:27

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