Another 20 rescued migrants leave Malta for Portugal

A group of 20 migrants left Malta for Portugal on Tuesday the German NGO Sea-Watch said

A group of 20 migrants rescued by Sea-Eye, Sea-Watch and the Armed Forces of Malta back in December and early January, left Malta for Portugal on Tuesday, the NGO Sea Watch said.

"We are happy to hear that at least some European states are fulfilling their responsibilities and call on the German government to fulfil its obligations as well. Nevertheless, it is a shame that these people had to wait another one and half months in a camp in Malta after being rescued," a spokesperson for the NGO said.  

Their departure was part of a redistribution agreement brokered by Malta for the relocation of 49 migrants which were brought to Malta by two recuse ships, along with another 249 migrants that were recused by AFM in late December.


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