«Safe Harbor»: Berlin accepts rescued refugees

«Safe Harbor»: Berlin accepts rescued refugees

Berlin wants to receive eight refugees from Nigeria and Ghana, who were rescued in April out of distress at sea. The state of Berlin is thus demonstrating its willingness to help and sending a clear signal for humanity, Secretary Torsten Akmann announced on 27 June 2019. "The refugees are now in a safe harbour...".

  • Rescue ship «Alan Kurdi»© dpa
    This photo, provided by the German aid organisation Sea-Eye on 04.04.2019, shows the rescue ship "Alan Kurdi" in the waters off Libya.
  • Secretary Torsten Akmann© dpa
    Secretary Torsten Akmann
The four women and four men, aged between 18 and 34, are reported to belong to a group of 64 refugees rescued from the Libyan coast by the German ship «Alan Kurdi».
After Germany, France, Portugal and Luxembourg had declared their willingness to accept, the rescued could go ashore in Malta, as further reported. According to the information, Germany is accepting 25 refugees. In addition to Berlin, they will be accommodated in North Rhine-Westphalia, Baden-Wuerttemberg and Saxony.
The red-red-green senate in the capital has repeatedly declared its willingness to accept the Federal Ministry of the Interior. "Helping people in need is a clear imperative of humanity," said the State Secretary. As a cosmopolitan metropolis, Berlin is experienced in caring for people who have a life-threatening path behind them. The refugees would now regularly go through their asylum procedures.

Source: dpa

| Last edited: Thursday, 27. June 2019 13:18 Uhr

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