A set of graduates who were smuggled from Nigeria to Libya, are currently in the United Nations detention centre after they were rescued from the Mediterranean sea. According to reports, one of them said, “I do not blame Libya, we were told we were the future of Africa, but we are the youth who have no future in Nigeria”.
Meanwhile, fifty-eight distressed survivors aboard a migrant rescue ship are heading to Malta before being taken to France, Germany, Spain and Portugal after a deal was struck to solve the latest humanitarian crises in the Mediterranean Sea.
“The 58 persons on board Aquarius 2 will be disembarked on a Maltese asset in international waters—the persons will be disembarked in Malta and all of them will leave the country to be immediately redistributed in another four European Union member states,” the Maltese government said in a statement Tuesday.
France will receive 18 of the migrants on board, Spain and Germany will welcome 15 each and 10 will be taken to Portugal, according to the French prime minister’s office.
The Aquarius 2 is the last private rescue vessel to search for shipwrecked migrants on the route from North and Sub-Saharan Africa to Italy, via Libya. The ship is operated jointly by SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders).