AZG temporarily ceases aid on the Mediterranean Sea

AZG temporarily ceases aid on the Mediterranean Sea

World August 12, 2017 22:51

geneva - Doctors Without Borders (AzG) temporarily suspend assistance with their own ship to boat refugees on the Mediterranean. The relief organization says Saturday in a statement 'no longer safe to do work because Libya is threatening violence against ships from international aid organizations.'

According to the communiqué of AzG, the expulsion of relief ships will lead to many more dead in the sea. In addition, more refugees are trapped in Libya, possibly with fatal consequences. '

AzG continues to provide assistance through the ship Aquarius, which operates under the flag of the organization SOS Méditerranée from international territorial waters.

The relief organization refused to sign a code of conduct on saving migrants earlier this week. Italy says that the code of conduct seeks to better co-ordinate shelter, but according to the aid organizations, some measures of the Code endanger human life.

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