Migrants rescued by ‘Alan Kurdi’ vessel arrive in Taranto, Italy

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Rescued migrants on Sunday arrived aboard ‘Alan Kurdi’ rescue vessel at the port of Taranto, southern Italy.

The ‘Alan Kurdi’ rescued 88 migrants a week ago but was stuck in the Mediterranean Sea after Italy refused to let those on board disembark the ship.

After hovering near the Italian island of Lampedusa, the ship has now been given permission to dock in the southern city of Taranto, Italy’s interior ministry said.

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The decision came after several EU countries agreed to share the migrants on board, with Germany and France agreeing to take in 60 of the people on board. Portugal will take 5, Ireland will take 2 and Italy will take in the remaining 13.

 

Via EPA-EFE/RENATO INGENITO/ANSA

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