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Open Arms rescue ship saves a boat with 40 people including babies and pregnant women

The wooden boat had been traveling for three days from Libya

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01 July 2019 12:02 PM

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ACN | Barcelona

The Open Arms migrant rescue ship saved a boat on Sunday carrying 40 people, four babies, and three pregnant women, as the entity announced through Twitter.

The rescued boat, made of wood, came from Libya, from where they had been traveling for three days. The refugees were severely dehydrated, the Open Arms group added.

 

The migrant rescue ship notified the Italian authorities who then took over responsibilities of escorting the refugees to the island of Lampedusa.

The founder of the NGO, Òscar Camps, announced last Wednesday that they would leave from the port of Naples to continue their work to rescue migrants in the Mediterranean.

"Six months blocked. We cannot stand it anymore," he said after seeing the photo of a man and his daughter killed in Rio Bravo, on the Mexican border with the United States.

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  • Open Arms vessel setting sail from Barcelona port on April 23, 2019 (by Miquel Codolar)

  • Open Arms vessel setting sail from Barcelona port on April 23, 2019 (by Miquel Codolar)

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