Italy refusing port to 64 migrants rescued off Libya
The Associated Press04/03/19, 11:42
Italy’s interior minister said Wednesday that he won’t offer safe harbor to 64 migrants rescued off Libya by the German humanitarian group Sea-Watch.
Sea-Watch tweeted that the people brought to safety from a rubber dinghy included 10 women, five children and a newborn baby.
The group said it carried out the rescue off the coast of Zuwarah west of the capital Tripoli after Libyan authorities couldn’t be reached. Sea-Watch is asking Italy or Malta to open a port to the rescue ship, the Alan Kurdi.
Italy’s hard-line interior minister, Matteo Salvini, said this ship, like others before it, won’t be welcome in Italy.