A Nigerian woman has given birth to a boy on board a rescue ship in the Mediterranean after being plucked from an overcrowded migrant rubber dinghy, BBC reported yesterday.
Medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said that the baby’s parents, Otas and Faith Osunbor, had named him Newman Otas. They had been making the perilous crossing to Italy with their two other children, aged seven and five, and were rescued just 24 hours before the baby was born.
But MSF said because […]
15 bodies pulled from sea as more than 2,700 migrants saved from 23 boats in one day in the mediterranean sea
Italy’s navy and coastguard, ships patrolling on a European Union anti-smuggling mission, vessels run by humanitarian groups and a commercial tugboat rescued intending migrants off the coast of Libya.
In one operation to help the migrants, they panicked when they felt choked by fumes and began throwing themselves into the water in a desperate bid to reach a vessel operated by Malta-based humanitarian group MOAS so they could be rescued.
Some members of the crew also jumped into the sea in an […]
A pregnant Nigerian woman, who departed from the Libyan coast on a voyage to Europe ended up giving birth on the German naval ship that rescued her and 654 other migrants.
According to the German Military Chaplaincy, the Nigerian woman named Vivian was one of 655 people who piled onto four flimsy dinghies in order to reach Europe with the hope of a better life.
On July 6, their first day at sea, a German naval ship saw the boats, and, recognizing […]