For the ship, that’s the end of the story. L ‘ocean viking rented byNGO SOS Mediterranean Leave the military port of Toulon 230 immigrants landed The Far province said on Saturday that the plane ended Friday evening.
This is the first time an ambulance boat operating off the Libyan coast has disembarked survivors in France. For SOS Méditerranée, this mode ‘must not be repeated’ The NGO will return to the sea “Because there have been more than 20,000 deaths since 2014 in the Mediterranean and we do not accept this sea becoming a cemetery”. MSF also indicated that its rescue ship Geo BarentsRescue operations will resume.
After 20 days at sea In search of a safe port, all 234 migrants rescued between the Libyan and Italian coasts by SOS Méditerranée were able to disembark, 230 aAt the military port of Toulon on Friday and four in Corsica at first, before being transferred to the mainland.
Among them, 189, including 23 women and 13 minors, now reside in a holiday village in Giens peninsula In Hyères turned into “international waiting area” It was specifically created so that they are not considered in France and from which they are prohibited from leaving before an initial assessment of their asylum application is made.
Everyone must apply for asylum
Right now, everyone has expressed a desire to make this request, according to the prefecture. Before that, they will have to undergo security checks, in particular those of France’s internal intelligence, before being interviewed with the French Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless Persons (Ofpra) whose agents are expected to check on Saturday whether their profiles are compatible. .
The first to be evacuated from the military port of Toulon due to his health condition on Friday morning, the 190th survivor was taken to the hospital. 44 unaccompanied minors on boardocean vikingmore than “Young Teens”Farr Governor Evans Richard, said he was taken care of by French social services and he was moved out of Camp Jeans.
Two-thirds of the people, or 175, will leave France to be transferred In eleven countries, including Germany, which will host about 80 countries, Luxembourg, Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, Lithuania, Malta, Portugal, Ireland, Finland and Norway.
Since the start of the year, 1,891 migrants have disappeared into the Mediterranean, trying to reach Europe, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM).