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MSF: European governments must put migrants’ lives above politics

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

GENEVA – While Europe debates the future of 49 people rescued by Sea Watch crew and Sea Eye Organization, those on board suffer from seasickness as weather conditions deteriorate, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said in a tweet today.

11 days at sea without a port of safety is unacceptable. European governments must put people’s lives above politics, MSF added.

It is noteworthy that The Sea Watch 3 vessel is carrying 32 migrants and refugees rescued at sea; they have been aboard but denied disembarkation by European states since December 22. Another 17 people were picked up by the Sea Eye on December 29. The groups include small children, according to the UN refugee agency, UNHCR.

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