Among those who survived an operation that lasted five hours are children, said SOS Méditerranée. Two migrants died during the crossing.
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The Ocean Viking, the sea rescue vessel of SOS Méditerranée, rescued 128 migrants who were trying to reach Europe on Friday March 25, the NGO announced on Twitter. He also found two people who died on board the tire. “overload”. “The extreme weather allowed us to recover only one body”said the NGO.
Today during a 5-hour operation in increasingly difficult weather conditions, the#OceanViking rescued 128 men, women and children. 2 people were found dead on the overloaded tire. The extreme weather allowed us to recover only one body. pic.twitter.com/bZNq0eBnuh
— SOS MEDITERRANEE France (@SOSMedFrance) March 25, 2022
Among those who survived an operation that lasted five hours are children, said SOS Méditerranée. On Thursday, the ambulance ship, co-chartered with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), had already sheltered 30 people, who had managed to “flee Libya before ending up at sea with a strong swell”.
The central Mediterranean is the most dangerous migration route in the world, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The UN agency estimates that more than 23,500 the number of dead and missing since 2014, including 2,048 last year.