Fidelity bank card banner Camano banner

Migrants stranded without aid as Tunisia refuses to let ship dock

By Tarek Amara on 23/07/2018

Views: 632


A Tunisian boat carrying around 40 African migrants has been stranded off the country’s coast without aid for more than a week after authorities refused to let them disembark there, the Red Crescent said on Monday.

Monji Slim, an official of the Tunisian Red Crescent, said the authorities had argued that Malta or Italy should accept the migrants. The Tunisian interior ministry declined to comment.

Slim told Reuters the boat was stuck 12 miles off the coast. “The African migrants at sea are in a bad condition after the vessel’s captain refused to receive aid to pressure the Tunisian authorities to receive them, but no solution has been reached after 11 days at sea.”

It was not clear from where the migrants had originally set off before they were rescued by the Tunisian vessel.

The new Italian government has closed its ports to charity ships operating in the Mediterranean, saying the European Union must share the burden of accepting the hundreds of migrants who are plucked from waters each month, mostly off the Libyan coast.

Rome called this month for migrant centers to be set up in Africa to stop a tide of asylum-seekers fleeing toward western Europe. Tunisia has rejected this proposal.

At least 80 migrants died when their boat sank off the Tunisian coast last month, one of the worst migrant boat accidents in the North African country of recent years.

Human traffickers are increasingly using Tunisia as a launch pad for migrants heading to Europe as the Libyan coast guard, aided by armed groups, has tightened controls. (Reuters)

•African migrants sit on a pier after arriving at the naval base of the capital Tripoli on July 12, 2018. / AFP.

Source News Express

Posted 23/07/2018 8:00:40 PM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Anambra Special Anti-Cultism Squad nabs armed robbers

The true story of Boko Haram massacre of...

African authors refused visas for UK festival

How South-East governors can transform zone for the...

YOU’RE WASTING YOUR TIME —Oritsejafor tells Boko Haram...

Cleric gives journalists tips on how to excel...

Presidential Polls: PDP, Atiku have evidence to win...

Kogi Governor warms up for handover, constitutes Transition...

Murder of Catholic Priest: Nnamdi Kanu slams South-East...

Buhari’s aide accused of human trafficking heads for...

Armed thugs on rampage in Lagos (Trouble spots:...

Jimmy Carter falls ill abroad, cancels assignment

 

Latest News 23 Nigerians to be executed in Saudi Arabia •Names of all the convicts Boko Haram kills 12 in night raid •Destroys 73 houses, 28 shops in another attack I faked kidnap to see my boyfriend — Teenager Okorocha replies Ihedioha over petition to IGP accusing him of incitement, theft of N1 trillion God gave me the MFM vision as a tenant in one-room apartment — Olukoya Navy arrests American, 3 Greek pirates trying to hijack Nigerian vessel 2023 Presidency: Unite or lose out, Shehu Sani warns Southerners Heavyweights storm Sokoto for wedding of Sultan’s daughter NBA Global Basketball Championship: Okowa hails Merit Atebe for making African team Several insurgents reported dead as NAF bombards hideout NASA investigates first allegation of criminal activity in space Host communities thank Buhari for appointing Akpabio, Sylva ministers

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (530,694 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (439,213 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (384,254 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (323,327 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (290,899 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (251,565 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (246,454 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (233,938 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (228,444 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (214,659 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (193,405 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (191,308 views)

 

CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (99) Business & Economy (4,407) Business Verdict (79) Columnists (1,097) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (215) Entertainment (648) Features (798) Global Business Monitor (424) ICT Monitor (59) International (3,860) Interview (199) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (166) Maggie's Blog (387) News (50,365) Opinion (1,334) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,338) Religion (1,089) Sports (2,137) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera