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Italy: Pregnant women and babies among refugees docking in Calabria03:44

Italy: Pregnant women and babies among refugees docking in Calabria

Italy, Vibo Valentia, Calabria
May 22, 2017 at 13:38 GMT -00:00 · Published

Minors, pregnant women and some seriously injured were among the 250 migrants and refugees predominantly from sub-Saharan Africa who arrived by ship to Vibo Valentia in Calabria, on Monday.

The vessel follows the arrival to the port of another ship carrying refugees and migrants on Saturday.

The refugees were helped off the boat and tended to by medical staff. Some told of having been subject to violence and torture on their journey to Italy via Libya, the starting-point of their crossing attempt.

Antonio Talese, a doctor heading up the emergency services operation said they had received 540 people in the two boats including “vulnerable subjects” who had been victims of violence or torture.

"General conditions were fairly good, but they were psychologically extremely affected because they had apparently suffered both physical and psychological violence," he added.

The refugees were picked up at sea by a Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF) and SOS Mediterranee rescue vessel.

More on this story: https://ruptly.tv/vod/20170522-010

Italy: Pregnant women and babies among refugees docking in Calabria03:44
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Minors, pregnant women and some seriously injured were among the 250 migrants and refugees predominantly from sub-Saharan Africa who arrived by ship to Vibo Valentia in Calabria, on Monday.

The vessel follows the arrival to the port of another ship carrying refugees and migrants on Saturday.

The refugees were helped off the boat and tended to by medical staff. Some told of having been subject to violence and torture on their journey to Italy via Libya, the starting-point of their crossing attempt.

Antonio Talese, a doctor heading up the emergency services operation said they had received 540 people in the two boats including “vulnerable subjects” who had been victims of violence or torture.

"General conditions were fairly good, but they were psychologically extremely affected because they had apparently suffered both physical and psychological violence," he added.

The refugees were picked up at sea by a Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF) and SOS Mediterranee rescue vessel.

More on this story: https://ruptly.tv/vod/20170522-010

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