The MSF ship Dignity 1 rescued 435 refugees from the sea
MALTA 2016 © Anna Surinyach/MSF
The MSF ship Dignity 1, that set sail from Malta after a technical stop, rescued 435 people from three boats in distress: 120 in the first one, 134 in the second and 181 in the third. On the first two boats, both rubber rafts, the majority were from Guinea, Mali, Ivory Coast and Senegal. The third boat however was wooden, and almost half of those onboard were from Eritrea. Between the three boats, 73 women were rescued as well as 140 children/minors. Whilst all are physically quite well, they show the scars of the perilious sea journey and awful time in Libya.