Auxiliary strike missions on the Mediterranean Sea because of threats
After Doctors without Borders (Msf) also has response organisation Save the Children decided to rescue migrants on boats in the Mediterranean Sea to provisionally cease. Previously threatened, an influential Libyan general ships for the coast of Libya.
As a reason for the termination of the work refers to the organization Sunday “the uncertainty that recent developments bring with them”. The ship Vos Hestia of the organization will leave “as soon as there are clear security guarantees.” Until that time, the ship will be mooring on the island of Malta.
Save the Children says in a statement “with deep regret” the decision to shutdown to have taken. “We feel the duty to ensure the safety of our team and the rescue mission to ensure before we can go on with the mission as our face. The safety of our staff and crew is paramount.”
Saturday took Msf already the same decision because the organisation thinks, “no longer safe doing the job now Libya violence threatens against ships of the international care services”.
The Libyan general Khalifa Haftar made at the beginning of August known ships off the coast of Libya to fend off. He gave orders for vessels to send back as that, without the consent of his troops in the Libyan waters would enter.