UN urges EU to let migrants saved by Banksy rescue boat disembark

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Sun, 2020-08-30 20:16

LONDON: The UN refugee and migration agencies have issued an urgent joint plea to EU states to allow hundreds of refugees and migrants stranded in the Mediterranean, including many rescued by a Banksy-funded ship, to disembark safely.

The statement, by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and the International Organization of Migration, called for “the immediate disembarkation of more than 400 rescued migrants and refugees currently on board three vessels in the Central Mediterranean.”

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