Survivors state unspeakable conditions in Libya after being intercepted and pulled back: Sea-Watch condemns the EU policy facilitating forcible returns to Libya

After a complex rescue operation far out in international waters on Saturday, 94 people were rescued and brought to a safe place of disembarkation by Sea-Watch 3. Some of the survivors report multiple attempts to leave Libya by boat, all state outrageous conditions in Libya. When the Libyan Coast Guard arrived on scene, mandated by…

Sea Watch Mission Starts Despite Impediment of Sea Rescue

The Sea-Watch 3 will depart today for a new rescue mission in the Central Mediterranean Sea. Sea-Watch is increasingly concerned about recent developments at sea, where the new role attributed to the Libyan Coast Guard results in increasing push-backs and distressing circumstances during operations, for both the people rescued and the NGOs’ rescuers. It remains…