According to the International Organization for Migration, 3,033 migrants have died in the Mediterranean this year — ten per day.
Nicola Stalla is the coordinator of search and rescue operations for the SOS Méditerranée NGO, on board the Aquarius. This Monday he denounced the way the Maritime Rescue Coordination Center in Rome is managing the rescue operations. On Friday, the NGO’s ship was forced to do nothing for four hours while migrants on a rubber raft were risking their lives. These were then picked up by the Libyan Coast Guard and returned to the desert camps from which they had fled.
What happened during the rescue operations last week?