The bridge leading towards this lighthouse was destroyed by the Italian army during WWII. It is a reminder of how precious and fragile peace is. Not all of us can live in peace right now.
For 18 (!) days, the NGO rescue vessels Sea-Watch 3 and Sea Eye, carrying 49 migrants, are stuck in Maltese shores. Malta and Italy refuse permission for the vessels to enter. The migrants onboard suffer from dehydration and seasickness. There is a high risk of re-traumatization.
Maltese NGO issued a press release urging their government to let the vessels enter the harbor:
“The standard argument these days is that migrants rescued at sea should be returned to Libya, even if we know that they will be imprisoned in horrible conditions, tortured, raped, or sold as slaves. This is a flagrant violation of our freely assumed commitment to ensure that no one is returned to…
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