Italian Red Cross meets with the UN regarding migrants in Libyan waters

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Italian Red Cross meets with the UN regarding migrants in Libyan waters

August 19, 2017 - 12:37
Written by: HousamNajjair

The head of the Italian Red Cross, Francesco Rocca, has called on the United Nations to stop the Libyan Navy from preventing non-governmental organizations from rescuing migrants off the coast of Libya.

During his meeting with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres in New York, Rocca criticized the ban on NGOs helping migrants in search areas and the rescue set up by the Libyan authorities.

Rocca added that the European Union's reaction on this issue is slow, describing it as defeat.

Rocca concluded by saying "We are talking about the dignity and lives of tens of thousands of people and the Geneva Convention on Refugees".