Published: Wed, June 20, 2018
World News | By Laverne Osborne

Unwanted migrant ship finally arrives ‘home’ in Spain

Unwanted migrant ship finally arrives ‘home’ in Spain

Ministers have already announced plans to study the removal of razor wire from barriers at Spain's North African enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla, and to offer health services to migrants whose documents aren't in order.

Migrants rescued from the Mediterranean and turned away by Italy and Malta have arrived in Spain's port of Valencia.

"We call on all other countries to follow suit in helping those in need in the name of the one fundamental principle, which is one humanity which we all share", As Sy said. I took the decision that they can not come in because it was not our responsibility.

The head of Doctors Without Borders in Spain said he was glad that Spain had allowed the convoy to dock but he was anxious about European nations closing their ports to those rescued at sea.

Salvini, who is also leader of the right-wing League and deputy prime minister, posted remarks on Facebook and Twitter in an escalating row with NGOs as one ship, the Aquarius, headed to Spain after being banned from Italian ports.

Red Cross tents are installed at Valencia's harbour for the reception of migrants rescued by the Aquarius rescue ship.

The other two ships were scheduled to arrive in three-hour intervals, Inigo Vila of the Spanish Red Cross said earlier.

Spain's minister for migration says the saga of the hundreds of migrants rescued by the aid ship Aquarius then forced to travel a week to find a willing port to dock in must make European Union overhaul its immigration policies.

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Italy's new interior minister, Matteo Salvini, who also leads the far-right League, said earlier this week Italy's refusal to accept the Aquarius was created to force other European countries to share the burdens presented by the ongoing influx of migrants.

"We are very anxious that people will be brought back to Libya after their rescue with the Viking Amber", said Alex Steier of Mission Lifeline in an emailed statement.

The ship was held for two days between Malta and the Italian island of Sicily after Italy's new hard-line interior Minister Matteo Salvini refused to allow the ship to dock.

As of last week, Doctors Without Borders said among the group were 123 unaccompanied minors, 11 children and seven pregnant women.

On extending the offer Spain's Foreign Minister Josep Borrell said they were doing so "to oblige Europe to forge a common policy to a common problem", the publication said.

So far this year, 44,570 migrants have crossed the Mediterranean to Europe and 792 have perished en route, according to the UN's International Organisation for Migration (IOM).

The bald Vice-President is one who is coordinating by Spanish executive all global contacts to solve crisis of Aquarius case, both with leaders of Italian government who did not want to assume immigrants detected in ir Waters as with or nations, as is case of France, which has been offered from first moment to collaborate to maximum with Spain.

The Dattilo, an Italian vessel, arrived at Valencia before 7 a.m. and passengers began disembarking, according to images shown by Spanish state broadcaster TVE. France - which had angered Rome by branding it irresponsible over the vessel rejection - offered on Thursday to welcome those migrants who "meet the criteria for asylum". In the first five months of this year, a total of 35,455 migrants have reached European shores.

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