The night is pitch black, we can barely see anything. We can hear the sound of a boat’s motor coming closer. Only moments before it passes by just a few meters away, we can see the small black rubber raft, crowded with refugees.
On October 13 at midday the Sea-Watch Team gathered in Berlin on the shore of the Spree, the river crossing the city, right in front of the German Bundestag. That is the building where all relevant political decisions are taken, as the ones that recently have been remodeling the German policy with regards to immigration.…
The arrival of the MS “Sea Watch” in Lampedusa. (Pictures copyrighted by Daniel Shepherd – Sea Watch)
On Tuesday night 500 migrant people arrived on the island in an operation involving no less than five search and rescue vessels. As the fair weather and favourable sea conditions prevail more migrant people putting to sea in the coming days is expected.
Yesterday, an estimated 3500 people were rescued off the coast of Libya. At 19:00L the first rescue boats arrived in Lampedusa followed by further arrivals at 0100L this morning.