TV presenter Insinna donates boat to Doctors without Borders

To support NGO's migrant rescue in the Mediterranean

(ANSA) - Rome, February 3 - Actor, TV presenter and game show host Flavio Insinna has donated his speedboat to Doctors Without Borders (MSF) humanitarian NGO to help rescue refugees crossing the Mediterranean, sources said Wednesday.
    "We are very grateful to Flavio Insinna...for supporting our action along the migration routes," MSF Italy chief Gabriele Eminente said.
    "To this day, thousands of people continue risking - and losing - their lives in a bid to seek safety in Europe from conflicts and poverty," he said.
    "We are assessing...how best to employ this significant donation," he said of the 14.80-meter vessel named Roxana.
    The medical humanitarian group said it rescued 23,747 people at sea in 2015, and its staffers provided 100,000 medical and psychological consultations on rescue ships and in Greece, Italy, and the Balkans - the three main routes into Europe for asylum seekers fleeing civil war and Islamist terror in North Africa and the Middle East.
    In Greece, MSF provides assistance to refugees at sea and on land, including medical care, protection, sanitation services, and basic necessities on the islands where asylum seekers first make landfall, such as Lesbos and Samos.
   

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