Head of EU Parliament calls for migrants aboard ‘Open Arms’ to be “helped”

Posted on August 13, 2019 12:13 am

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The Spanish migrant transport NGO Proctiva’s ship ‘Open Arms’ has been sea for eight days with about 160 migrants on board after it was denied to ports in Italy and Malta.

David Sassoli, the head of the European Parliament, has urged the president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, to assist the migrants in some way.

“The situation is serious and calls for immediate action,” Sassoli told Italy’s La Reppublica. He also claimed that if Europe refused to help the migrants then, “it will mean that it has lost its soul, as well as its heart”.

In June of 2018,