Last night the ship Open Arms, with EMERGENCY workers on board, reached Porto Empedocle, the designated harbour for the 146 people it has rescued in the last few days.
We are happy that the people rescued during Mission 79 can now receive the treatment and protection to which they are entitled.
We at EMERGENCY think there is a lot to be grateful for, and today more than ever, we want to thank those who constantly allow us to advance medicine, human rights and equality.
I have never been in a warzone but this felt like one.
We laid everything inside it out on the deck.
Amal will walk the same path that so many have and continue to.
‘In our everyday work for almost two years now, we’ve seen with our own eyes the effects of the ‘Security’ legislative decree on thousands of people’s lives.
That’s the side we will always be on, and we will keep going back out to sea to defend anyone fleeing war or poverty.’
At the moment the bridge of the Open Arms is hosting more than 270 people. They need a safe harbour.
This situation is wrong. EMERGENCY is there because it is the right thing to do.