Portugal agrees to take in migrants rescued off Libyan coast

By TPN/PA, in News · 14-04-2019 08:47:00 · 1 Comments
Portugal agrees to take in migrants rescued off Libyan coast

Malta has announced a deal to distribute the 64 migrants rescued at sea off Libya 10 days ago among four EU nations.

Malta announced that the migrants will be go to Germany, France, Portugal and Luxembourg.

The migrants are being transferred to Maltese vessels and brought to port.

However, Malta said the German-flagged aid ship which rescued the migrants, the Alan Kurdi, will not be allowed to enter its ports.

Both Malta and Libya have refused to allow humanitarian rescue ships to enter their ports, saying their activities off Libya encourage human traffickers.

The German NGO Sea-Eye has complained about worsening conditions for the 64 migrants. Two have been evacuated in recent days due to health issues.


God help Portugal this will bring nothing but trouble. I am not racist but these people should come in via the correct channels. You could have rapist and criminals. Apart from that you will give them EU Passports and they will head to the UK as they want free benefits which we, the taxpayer, has to pay for. Turn them back. Sorry it's harsh but it brings troubles.

by B L from UK on 15-04-2019 07:49:00
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