Sea-Watch Update, 8th June 2018

POS REGGIO CALABRIA – SATURDAY 9 JUNE h 0800 The 232 people on board have been at sea for more than 72 hours now, of which two days under bad sea conditions. People are becoming increasingly weakened. The situation is indicative of a worrying lack of search and rescue assets in the Central Mediterranean Sea.…

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…