“We were forced to dig mass graves to bury the corpses of people who were dying bit by bit”

On Saturday, 21th of April, Sea-Watch rescued a rubber boat 65 nautical miles north off the Libyan coast in a difficult operation with moments of tension when people, crammed into the dinghy, saw the arrival of the Libyan Coast Guard, who announced intentions to bring them back to Libya. People started to jump into the water, throwing…

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…