Italy: 88 migrants aboard NGO ship allowed to disembark, 200 more picked up off Libyan coast

Posted on November 5, 2019 2:50 am
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Italy’s left-wing globalist government allowed an NGO ship to dock and offload 88 migrants at one of its ports earlier this week after a deal was reached to distribute them among various European countries, AP reports.

On Friday, Italy’s interior ministry confirmed that the Alan Kurdi, a ship owned and operated by the German NGO Sea-Eye, will dock in the southern Italian port in Taranto to offload the migrants.

After being pressed for days to allow the NGO to offload migrants at one of its ports, the Italian government finally agreed after France and Germany agreed to take 60 of the migrants. Portugal agreed to take five migrants while Ireland agreed to take two. Italy will take responsibility for the remaining 21 migrants disembarking from the ship

Later the same day, an Italian supply ship picked up an additional 200 migrants off the coast of Libya, AP reports.

Alarm phone, a private aid group, and hotline designed to assist ‘refugees’ in distress in the Mediterranean Sea reported that the Asso Trenta – an Italian supply ship – had picked up 200 migrants off the Libyan coast.

Where exactly the migrants will be offloaded is currently not known.

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