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Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Spain says it will take in the 629 migrants left stranded in the Mediterranean after Italy and Malta REFUSED to let rescue ship dock at their ports

Spain to take in the 629 migrants left stranded in the Mediterranean
The rescue ship carrying 629 migrants which has been left stranded in the Mediterranean for two days will now be allowed to dock in the Spanish city of Valencia.

The Aquarius rescued hundreds of migrants, including 134 children and seven pregnant women, trying to cross the Mediterranean from Libya on Saturday, but ended up adrift off the coast of Sicily as both Italy and Malta refused to let it dock.

The rescue, carried out by charities SOS Mediterranee and Doctors Without Borders, had been coordinated by Italy's coast guard, but the newly installed government then refused to let the migrants disembark on Italian soil. 

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