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Italy refuses marina berth for 300 rescued migrants

On Saturday, denied the Italian government, a vessel belonging to the Spanish organisation Open Arms with 311 migrants on board to add in an Italian port. On Sunday say the country against another, the Dutch flagged Sea Watch 3 with 33 migrants on board.

Matteo Salvini is relentless:

”My answer will not change: the Italian ports are closed. We stop the trafficking of human beings,” he writes on Twitter.

Both the Open Arms of the Sea Watch 3 have asked for permission to add in several european countries.

the Vessels picked up the migrants Friday and Saturday just off the libyan coast, from where the nearest european ports are located in Malta and Italy.

gave Spain a green light to let the migrants from Open Arms to step in the land in Algeciras.

the Leader of Open Arms rescue operation is concerned, however, that the four or five days it will take to the southern Spanish coast is too long a journey for the migrants.

– Every extra day at sea is a risk to the health of those on board, " says operationsledaren Gerard Canals to El País.

He still hope that one of the other countries where requested, marina berth, Greece, France or Tunisia, in short to say yes.

On 25 december expected the weather to be worse in the area.

the Migrants on the two ships comes from, including Nigeria, Côte d'ivoire and Libya.

On Saturday rescued a Spanish boats 81 mostly african migrants from a simple wooden boat off the coast. They were taken the night of Sunday in the country in the town of Motril a few miles to the east of Malaga.

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