Sassoli, Italy allows Open Arms landing

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 16:50:27 +0200

BRUSSELS, AUGUST 16 - "Today my secretariat came into contact with the Commander of the Open Arms who described conditions on the edge of the tolerable. The situation became dramatic": in a note, the president of the European Parliament David Sassoli who asks Italy to allow the immediate disembarkation of migrants on board. "The hygienic conditions on board are now precarious and it is necessary to allow the landing immediately. I hope that the Italian authorities will understand the gravity and the humanitarian urgency on board of the ship allowing them to enter the port today", he concluded.