March 5, 2021

A boat with 41 immigrants heads to Lampedusa despite Salvini's veto

The boat of the Italian NGO Mediterranea with 41 immigrants on board, rescued in the Mediterranean on Thursday, announced today that it will enter Italian waters to reach the island of Lampedusa, despite the veto of Interior Minister Matteo Salvini.

The organization denounced that on board there is an "intolerable hygienic-sanitary situation" given the lack of facilities to accommodate 41 immigrants, in addition to the crew, and therefore "is heading to Lampedusa", an island in front of which it is located. .

Salvini maintains a policy of ports closed to NGOs, which he accuses of promoting irregular immigration, and had asked this small sailboat to go to Malta, although finally the NGO has decided to enter Italian waters despite this prohibition, as already the capital of the "Sea Watch", Carola Rackete.

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