The Italian Ministry of the Interior has approved the disembarkation of the 125 migrants and refugees traveling aboard the ‘Alan Kurdi’, the NGO Sea Eye’s ship that set out for France on Wednesday as there is no prospect of being able to dock in a port the next .
The NGO reported this Thursday that the Italian authorities had allowed the ship to seek refuge near the port of Arbatax on the island of Sardinia before a storm was imminent in the region. At first he was allowed to stay for a few days before continuing his journey to Marseille.
However, the Italian Interior Ministry has confirmed in a statement that it authorizes the disembarkation of the 125 migrants still on board and that a process is being initiated to distribute the 133 people who had already been evacuated on Saturday for the Alan Kurdi’-eight.
The ministry has said that 80 percent of migrants from Italy are deported without specifying which countries, reports the Adnkronos news agency.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) estimates that more than 600 people lost their lives in the Mediterranean this year. In the central area alone, which connects Libya with the Maltese and Italian coasts, at least 379 people have died.