After an arduous trip Malta agrees to receive "Alain Kurdi" News -

Top News

Malta has announced its readiness to receive all 65 immigrants on board the German rescue ship "Alan Kurdi" and allow them to land. The Maltese authorities said on Sunday (July 7, 2019) that these immigrants will be distributed immediately to other European countries.

The Maltese authorities, after talks with the European Commission and Germany, indicated that no refugees would remain on their territory "as the responsibility of this issue does not lie with the Maltese authorities."

Earlier, the Maltese authorities banned the German-based humanitarian aid vessel Alain Kurdi from entering its territorial waters after the Italian authorities earlier refused to dock the vessel carrying 65 migrants. A Maltese army spokesman warned the ship on Sunday from entering the territorial waters of Malta.

Carrying the ship of the German relief organization "Sea-Eye" ((CIA) migrants sank their boat and were rescued off Libya on Friday. The ship "Alan Kurdi", named after the child of a Syrian refugee (3 years) sinking off the coast of Turkey in September 2015, anchored on the coast of the Italian island of Lampedusa, but was prevented by the Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini.

"We can not wait until we are in an emergency," the CIA wrote on Twitter, "We have to know from now whether European governments support Italy's position."He said. She also wrote on Twitter that three people aboard the "Alan Kurd" are under medical care because of their physical collapse due to heat, adding that there is an urgent need for medical assistance and a safe harbor for all people rescued.

(AFP)

Sign up for our free – – – and receive our best articles in your inbox.

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Powered by Blogger.