Diplomatic Stand Off Mediterranean Sea
MEDETERANEAN SEA 2018 © Kenny Karpov/SOS MEDITERRANEE
Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is urging European Member States to facilitate the immediate disembarkation of 629 people rescued over the weekend in Mediterranean and now onboard Aquarius, a dedicated search and rescue vessel run by SOS MEDITERRANEE in partnership with MSF. Aquarius remains in international waters off Malta and Italy, the countries with the closest ports of safety but which continue to refuse permission to dock.