MOAS suspends Mediterranean rescue operations

'Unclear what is going on in Libya to detriment of vulnerable'

(ANSAmed) - ROME, SEPTEMBER 4 - Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS), which had signed the Italian government's code of conduct on migrant rescues at sea, said it has decided to suspend its search and rescue operations in the Central Mediterranean.
    "At the moment it is unclear what is going on in Libya to the detriment of the most vulnerable people there," MOAS said. "Their rights should be safeguarded both in line with international law and in order to defend the principle of humanity," it said.
    "MOAS does not want to become part of a mechanism where there is no guarantee of safe harbour or welcome for those being assisted and rescued at sea".(ANSAmed).


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