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OPEN ARMS AND EMERGENCY HAVE JUST LANDED 146 PEOPLE AT PORTO EMPEDOCLE, AFTER SAVING THEM AT SEA IN TWO OPERATIONS UNDER DIFFICULT CONDITIONS AND PRESSURE FROM LIBYA’S SO-CALLED COAST GUARD

Last night the ship Open Arms, with EMERGENCY workers on board, reached Porto Empedocle, the designated harbour for the 146 people it has rescued in the last few days. The Italian Red Cross gave them swabs for Covid-19 this morning, before they were put onto the ship Allegra for quarantine, or in shelters on land […]

EMERGENCY WINS EESC CIVIL SOLIDARITY PRIZE FOR ITS CROSS-BORDER BATTLE WITH THE PANDEMIC

The Italian NGO EMERGENCY is among 23 projects from the EU and the UK that have received the award for their outstanding contribution to fighting COVID-19 and its disastrous consequences. The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has awarded the Civil Solidarity Prize to the humanitarian NGO EMERGENCY for its invaluable role on the front […]

Monopolies causing “artificial rationing” in COVID-19 crisis as 3 biggest global vaccine giants sit on sidelines

The supply of safe and effective vaccines for all is being artificially rationed because of the protection of exclusive rights and monopolies of pharmaceutical corporations, the People’s Vaccine Alliance said today. The alliance warned that the three biggest vaccine companies in the world are largely sitting on the sidelines – they currently plan to produce […]

ROCKETS HITS KABUL, AFGHANISTAN. EMERGENCY: EXPLOSIONS NEAR OUR HOSPITAL

Kabul was hit by heavy attacks this morning with approximately 23 missiles landing in the city. “It all happened very quickly: there was a rocket attack at just before 9am. Four or five landed near EMERGENCY’s Surgical Centre for War Victims. The first patients arrived within minutes and then many others began to arrive soon […]

UNSUSTAINABLE SITUATION IN THE MEDITERRANEAN: SEVERAL REPORTS OF BOATS IN DISTRESS.

After leaving the port of Barcelona on 4 November, the Open Arms vessel headed towards the Mediterranean for its 78th search and rescue mission, together with EMERGENCY. We have found ourselves having to operate in a difficult and dramatic context. There were many reports of boats in difficulty that needed to be rescued, but no […]

RESCUE COMPLETED AFTER BOAT CARRYING 100 PEOPLE SINKS. AT LEAST FIVE HAVE DIED.

On 10 November, Open Arms and EMERGENCY carried out a rescue mission in the Mediterranean Sea, involving 88 people in international waters, including two pregnant women. Yesterday, on 11 November Open Arms and EMERGENCY received a new report from a Frontex aerial unit about a dinghy in distress, located 30 miles north of Sabratha. The […]

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