Posts Tagged ‘NGO’

Spanish NGO says its ship seized by Libyan coastguards, ponders suspension of work

  • 17 August 2017 - 10:00
Spanish NGO says its ship seized by Libyan coastguards, ponders suspension of work

The Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms announced Tuesday evening via social networks that its ship, Blue Gulf, had been seized for two hours by the Libya coastguard in international waters and forced to head to Libyan ones, ANSA reported Wednesday. ''Having been released, the Blue Gulf is sailing...

After MSF, two other NGOs suspend work off Libyan coast citing “Libyan ban”

  • 13 August 2017 - 17:23
After MSF, two other NGOs suspend work off Libyan coast citing “Libyan ban”

A second humanitarian group in two days has reluctantly decided to suspend migrant rescues in the Mediterranean Sea due to Libyan threats, and other charities with rescue ships on Sunday were considering doing the same. Germany-based Sea-Eye said it made the decision to halt its water rescues...