Refugee Resettlement Watch

Uptick in Mediterranean rescues as more attempt to get to Europe from Libya

Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 15, 2017

This time it is a German ‘rescue’ ship bringing what they describe as many “unaccompanied minors” to Sicily.

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Photo from this story in The Independent. “Unaccompanied minors?” Or, perhaps ‘Unaccompanied men’ would be a more appropriate description.

 

Here are a couple of commenters to the article at the Malta Independent:

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Here is a bit of the same old story:

Some 600 migrants rescued at sea arrived Friday in Sicily — one of the biggest influxes since Italy struck a deal with Libyan authorities to limit migrant smuggling — raising concerns of a renewed surge on the Libyan human trafficking corridor.

Valeria-Calandra

President of the German “rescue organization.”

The migrants, including many unaccompanied minors from sub-Saharan Africa, were rescued in seven operations over 36 hours, and transported Friday to Palermo by the German non-governmental organization SOS Mediterranee.

[….]

SOS Mediterranee President Valeria Calandra told Sky TG24 that the renewed instability in Libya has only increased the desire of migrants to escape the lawless North African country.

“It was very improbable that from today to tomorrow you can stop everyone,” she said.

“I think this rescue is the first of many others that will arrive.” [she hopes it is!—ed]

More here.

And, here is another comment:

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8 Responses to “Uptick in Mediterranean rescues as more attempt to get to Europe from Libya”

  1. IF those in the pix are unaccompanied minors, then I am a young millenial and I went to college in the 60’s. LOL Pix don’t lie only news accounts do.

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  2. I’m surprised that the Sicilian “Good Fellows” tolerates this. When the refugees infringe on claimed territory I’m sure there will be a lot of racket. 😉

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  3. I thought Italy had ordered the NGOs to stop bringing beggars to Italy?

    I hope Italy immediately deports all the beggars, seizes and sells the beggar boat and arrests the NGO officials involved in the human trafficking.

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  4. Yes, and thank you so much, Obama , Hillary and John Kerry, for destabilizing Libya and helping to create this situation ! What a brilliant way for forcing thousands of Muslims into Europe ! Muhammad couldn’t have done it better !

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