# Refugees

Several refugees are sitting at the stern of the ship "Open Arms" of the aid organisation Proactiva Open Arms in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Lampedusa. The Spanish government has apparently offered the rescue ship "Open Arms" Mallorca as a safe haven in the struggle for a solution for the 107 migrants on board.
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Spain offers closest ports as safe haven for migrant vessel

The EU has praised Spain for taking in the NGO vessel Open Arms, which has been denied entry to Italy with over 100 migrants on board.
Numerous refugees are saved by a boat of the aid organisation SOS Mediterranee just off the Libyan coast while attempting to cross over to Italy in the Mediterranean, 27 January 2018. Photo: Laurin Schmid/SOS Mediterranee/dpa
Numerous refugees are saved by a boat of […]

Migrants stranded at sea off Malta to be redistributed around EU

After being at the sea for four days, a group of migrants are finally allowed to enter Malta and will be distributed around the EU countries.
Migrants rescued from the Mediterranean on board the Aquarius, a boat belonging to the NGO Doctors Without Borders, off the Italian coast, 27 June 2017. Thousands of migrants were rescued over the last few days as they made their way from Libya to Italy. Photo: Lena Klimkeit/dpa
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Four EU countries to take in Aquarius migrants

France, Portugal, Germany and Spain struck a deal to take in migrants from the rescue ship Aquarius, after they are brought to Malta.
21.08.2018, Italy, Catania: A man is standing on the deck of the Italian coast guard ship "Diciotti", which after several days in the Mediterranean has entered the Sicilian port of Catania. However, the 177 migrants on board are not allowed to leave the ship at first. Interior Minister Matteo Salvini of the right-wing Lega does not want to let people go ashore unless there are "answers from Europe," sources in the ministry said. Photo: Orietta Scardino / ANSA / dpa +++ dpa-Bildfunk +++
21.08.2018, Italy, Catania: A man is sta […]

Malta recovers bodies and survivors from sinking migrant boat

The Maltese armed forces announced that they had rescued 100 passengers and recovered two bodies from a boat that was about to drown.
ddpatopbilder - HANDOUT - The Syrian Sami is sitting on 01.12.2017 in a small dinghy and floating on the Mediterranean Sea. After 20 hours, employees of the aid organization Proactiva Open Arms rescued him. (to dpa "Syrian alone with inflatable boat on the run - miraculous rescue" from 04.12.2017 - WARNING: use only for editorial purposes in the context of current reporting with complete citation "Proactiva Open Arms / dpa" - No sale) Photo: Proactiva Open Arms / dpa +++ (c) dpa - broadcasting +++
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NGO migrant vessel docks in Spain after turned away from Italy, Malta

A Spanish migrant rescue boat that has been rejected by Italy and Malta has docked in Spain amid a heated debate over which countries will accept the 87 refugees on board.
03 May 2018, Germany, Ellwangen: A man is escorted by masked police officers at the state reception centre for refugees (LEA). The major police operation at the refugee centre comes after riots in the wake of the failed deportation of a 23-year-old Togolese man four days ago. (ATTENTION EDITORS: The person's face was pixelized for legal reasons concerning personal rights) Photo: Stefan Puchner/dpa
03 May 2018, Germany, Ellwangen: A man i […]

600 deportations from Germany prevented by migrants pushing back

According to the German government ,hundreds of migrants resisting deportation from Germany at the last minute.