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89 Asylum Seekers Saved at Sea Finally Allowed to Disembark in Italy

HeadlineNov 08, 2022

In Italy, at least 89 asylum seekers on board a German humanitarian aid rescue ship were allowed to disembark in the coastal city of Reggio Calabria early Tuesday, after days of being stranded in the Mediterranean Sea. Another Norwegian-run rescue ship with some 250 asylum seekers is still stuck in the Sicilian coast as Italian officials have for days blocked its passengers from disembarking. Three people jumped off the boat in desperation as they attempted to reach safety, while others screamed for help.

Asylum seekers: “Help us! Help us! Help us!”

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