It is headed to Malta, where it will request a safe port, Alan Kurdi, a ship of the German Sea Eye NGO which Italy has not allowed to reach Lampedusa. The same NGO informs him by reiterating that the children and their mothers did not agree to land on Friday to avoid being separated from their fathers, and attacking Minister Salvini who "did not only humiliate the castaways, but exploits everything and everyone to get the most out of them. possible advantage from this situation ". Malta – the Sea Eye explains – is "the closest shelter and the ship will need protection from bad weather, drinking water and possibly food".
"Dietrofront, an NGO ship to Malta. Very well, in Italy we do not pass. #portichiusi. " Thus Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Facebook, after the ship Alan Kurdi decided to change course.
After a stalemate that lasted all day in front of the Italian territorial waters 15 miles from Lampedusa, the ship travels to Malta, a country that has guaranteed that migrant families will not be divided. The island of Lampedusa was already ready to welcome women with their children aged 1 and 6, and a third pregnant woman, who had been authorized to disembark by the Ministry of the Interior. But the migrants did not want to separate from their husbands. The NGO also accuses Italy "of not having respected the obligations of protecting families for political exploitation".
Lampedusa has been left on the problem of migrants alone from the "Italian government", but "from Europe no" and "if we are here in Brussels it means that Europe listens to us and has an interest" and this is demonstrated by the "meetings we have had in these two days", has explained Totò Martello, mayor of Lampedusa and Linosa, on a mission to the Belgian capital.
April 6, 2019 (modified April 6, 2019 | 10:34)
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