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Spain offers port to Open Arms migrant vessel


The Spanish government has offered a port for the disembarkation of 107 migrants currently stranded off Lampedusa.

The migrants are on board the NGO-operated ship Open Arms, having been rescued from the Mediterranean 17 days ago.

The announcement was made by Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, who said in a tweet, that Spain was willing to offer the port of Algecricas.

“I have directed the port of Algeciras to be ready to receive the Open Arms. Spain always takes action in the face of humanitarian emergencies,” Sanchez said.



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