Over 90 people have lost their lives in international water after leaving from Libya on an overcrowded boat many days ago, according to Doctors with Borders (MSF) organization.
“The commercial tanker Alegria 1 rescued the only 4 survivors early this morning. We know from our initial contact with Alegria 1 that the survivors reported being at sea for at least four days on a boat with nearly 100 people on board,” MSF Sea tweeted on Saturday.
“These people are in need of urgent protection and care. None of the survivors should be returned to a place where they face detention, abuse and ill-treatment. Libya is not a place of safety,” it added.
MSF urged the Coordination centers of Rome and Malta to assume coordination of such an operation and assign a place of safety for the survivors before it is too late.
It also urged Frontex and other EU agencies present in the area to reveal the details of this tragic event.