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28 Sep 20
🔴ULTIMORA! Sei naufragi e ~200 morti al largo della #Libia a settembre!

Centinaia di persone sono morte nel #Med centrale in pochi giorni. Ancora silenzio delle autorità europee. I sopravvissuti sono vivi grazie agli sforzi dei pescatori.
Grazie @RescueMed per la traduzione.
Come ad agosto, molti dei naufragi avvenuti a settembre non sono stati ammessi dalle autorità. Eccetto pochi casi, abbiamo saputo di queste tragiche morti in mare grazie ai sopravvissuti o ai coraggiosi pescatori che si sono rivolti ad Alarm Phone per far sentire la loro voce.
🔺1° naufragio: 22 morti, 45 sopravvissuti detenuti.
Il 14/09 IOM ha riportato il soccorso di una barca da parte della cd. Guardia Costiera libica. Troppo tardi per 22 persone, morte dopo il rovesciamento della barca. 45 sopravvissuti portati nel centro di detenzione di Zawiya.
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28 Sep 20
🔴BREAKING! Six shipwrecks and almost 200 deaths off #Libya in September!

Hundreds of people have died in the Central Med over just a few days & again European authorities keep silent. Those who survived are alive only thanks to the efforts of fishermen.

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As in August, most shipwrecks that happened in September were not recognised by any authority. With the exception of a few, we only heard of these tragic deaths at sea because traumatised survivors or brave fishermen reached out to #AlarmPhone to make their voices heard.
🔺1st shipwreck: 22 people died and 45 survivors detained.

IOM reported that on 14/09 a boat was rescued by the so-called Libyan Coast Guard. They arrived too late for 22 people who died after the boat capsized. The 45 survivors were imprisoned in the detention centre of Zawya.
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25 Sep 20
🆘This morning, #AlarmPhone was alerted by some relatives about a boat with ~10 persons onboard, which departed on Monday night from Bab El Oued, in #Algeria. We informed authorities today at 3:20pm. @salvamentogov, the launch of a rescue operation is urgently needed!
🔴 WHERE ARE THEY?

No news concerning ~10 people in distress who left #Algeria on 21 September. We fear that they will have to survive a 4th night at sea. Relatives say they are on a white and blue wooden boat. @salvamentogob believe they are not in Spanish SAR zone yet.
Relatives keep calling us - they lost contact with their loved ones since Monday night. After we alerted authorities almost 24h ago, still no search and rescue in sight. We strongly ask @salvamentogob to search for them! We hope they are still alive.
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22 Sep 20
🆘 Una barca con ~86 persone in pericolo rischia il naufragio tra #Libia e #Lampedusa! Non lasciateli annegare!

All’1:15 di notte siamo stati allertati da questa barca in fugu dalla zona di guerra libica. Da allora, nessuna reazione delle autorità.
Serve soccorso immediato!!! Image
L'Europa lascia in pericolo ~86 vite!

10h fa abbiamo allertato le autorità di una barca in pericolo. Nessun soccorso in vista. Un aereo di @Frontex li osserva. La barca si sta sgonfiando e l'acqua sta entrando. Le persone chiedono aiuto, sono in pericolo! Non lasciateli morire!
Siamo finalmente riusciti a parlare con la c.d. guardia costiera libica che abbiamo informato alle 1.15 di notte. Dicono di essere al corrente del caso ma di non aver mandato soccorsi.
Siamo in contatto con le persone, nel panico, senza cibo e acqua e poche speranze di soccorso!
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22 Sep 20
🆘 Urgent! A boat with 86 people in distress is at severe risk of sinking between #Libya and #Lampedusa! Don‘t let them drown!

At 01:15am #AlarmPhone was alerted by this boat fleeing the Libyan war zone. Since then, no reaction by authorities.

The boat has to be rescued NOW!!! Image
Europe leaves ~86 lives at risk!

10h ago we alerted authorities to a boat in distress. Still no rescue in sight, only a @Frontex plane watches them from above. The boat is deflating & water is entering. The people call for rescue, they are in grave danger! Don't let them drown!
We finally managed to talk to the so-called Libyan Coastguard, who we informed at 1.15am. They said they are aware of the case but no rescue has been sent.
We are still in contact with the people in distress who are in panic with no water and food & little hope for rescue!
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20 Sep 20
🆘️ Circa 28 persone in pericolo in SAR maltese!

Una barca con ~28 persone in pericolo ha appena chiamato Alarm Phone. Non hanno benzina e sono alla deriva su una barca di legno. Serve soccorso immediato. RCC #Malta, compi il tuo dovere di soccorso, adesso! Image
Le persone sono alla deriva e si sta facendo buio in mare. Le navi #ValleDeNervion e #PingHaiWan sono vicine alla barca in pericolo. RCC #Malta rifiuta di fornire informazioni su un possibile avvio dei soccorsi. Speriamo che non debbano provare a sopravvivere a una notte in mare.
Le ~28 persone in pericolo hanno paura: è buio in mare, sta piovendo e le onde stanno aumentando. Possono solo procedere lentamente.
Serve soccorso SUBITO!
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20 Sep 20
🆘️ About 28 people in distress in Malta SAR!

A boat with ~28 people in distress just reached out to Alarm Phone. They have run out of fuel and are drifting on a wooden boat. They need to be rescued immediately. RCC #Malta, do not evade your duty again! Image
The people are drifting and it is getting dark at sea. The vessels #ValleDeNervion and #PingHaiWan are close to the boat in distress. RCC #Malta refuses to provide information if a rescue has been launched or not. We hope they won't have to try to survive the night out at sea.
The ~28 people in distress are scared: it is dark at sea, it is raining, and the waves are getting higher. They are only able to move on slowly.
Rescue is needed NOW!
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19 Sep 20
🆘ULTIMORA! NAUFRAGIO a largo di Garabulli #Libia. Un pescatore ci ha appena detto di aver soccorso 21 persone e di averne dovute lasciare 33 aggrappate ai tubi del gommone. Ha provato a informare le autorità ma nessuna risposta.
Potrebbero essere ancora vive. Serve SOCCORSO ORA
I pescatori ci ha dato altre info:

Hanno trovato 54 persone su un gommone bianco che affondava e sono riusciti a soccorrere soltanto le 7 donne a bordo e 14 uomini.

Le autorità italiane ci hanno detto che non sono responsabili. La GC libica ci ha detto di richiamare domani.
🧡Per una volta sembrano esserci buone notizie dalla #Libia.
Secondo i pescatori, dopo il primo allarme, alcuni colleghi hanno soccorrso le persone che rimanevano aggrappate al gommone ribaltato. Attendiamo altre informazioni dai sopravvissuti, speriamo non ci siano stati morti.
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19 Sep 20
🆘BREAKING! SHIPWRECK HAPPENING NOW off Garabulli #Libya. A fisherman just told us that he rescued 21 people but had to leave 33 people behind clinging on the rubber boat tubes. He tried to inform authorities but no reaction.

They might still be alive & need RESCUE NOW!
The fishermen gave us more info:

They found 54 people on a sinking white rubber boat and rescued all the women on the boat, 7 in total, and also 14 men. They couldn't rescue anyone else.

Italian authorities told us they aren't responsible. Libyan CG say we should call tomorrow.
🧡 For once it seems we have good news from #Libya.
According to the fishermen, after their first alert colleagues went out to rescue the people who were clinging to the capsized rubber boat. We await further information from the survivors but hope that there were no fatalities.
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29 Aug 20
🆘 Una barca, con a bordo ~50 persone in fuga dagli orrori della Libia, è in pericolo nella zona SAR maltese! Alle 5.09 abbiamo allertato le autorità italiane e maltesi, ma non sembra stiano intervenendo. @Armed_Forces_MT, avete il dovere di soccorrerli ADESSO! Image
#Moonbird ha appena avvistato le ~50 persone in pericolo, una nave delle @Armed_Forces_MT era vicina ma è andata via di nuovo. #Malta, compi il tuo dovere e soccorri le persone!
DOVE SONO?
Le ~55 persone in pericolo nel gommone blu sono stati viste l’ultima volta a 25nm da #Malta ieri nel tardo pomeriggio. Da allora abbiamo perso Le loro tracce. Chiediamo alle autorità maltesi di fornire informazioni sul loro destino!
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29 Aug 20
🆘 A boat with ~50 people on board, risking their lives to flee the horrors of Libya, is in distress in Malta SAR zone! At 5.09 CEST we alerted Italian & Maltese authorities, but there is no indication they will intervene. @Armed_Forces_MT, you have the obligation to rescue NOW! Image
#Moonbird spotted the ~50 people in distress, @Armed_Forces_MT vessel was close, but left again. #Malta, do your duty and rescue the people!
WHERE ARE THEY?
The ~55 people in the blue rubber boat were spotted last time 25nm miles close to #Malta yesterday late afternoon. Since then, we have lost track of them.
We demand Maltese authorities to provide info about their fate!
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28 Aug 20
A relative demands freedom for his brother now detained on the vessel #Etienne for 23 days. He writes: "Please, let my brother Osman and the other 26 refugees disembark in Malta, let them free!"
#LetThemIn!

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"On August 3 my brother Osman called me from #Libya. He said he would leave for Europe at night in a small boat with 25 other refugees. The boat did not make a very good impression on him but he really could not stay in Libya any longer. That was the last time I spoke with him."
"I was more and more desperate, because I feared he had drowned or had been taken to an detention center by the so-called Libyan coast guard. Then on August 20, I finally received a photo of him. It confirmed that Osman was brought on the vessel #Etienne. My brother is alive!"
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24 Aug 20
🔴4 naufragi in una settimana a largo della Libia.

13-20.08: ~900 pers. su 14 barche hanno chiamato Alarm Phone. ~100 respinte in Libia, ~540 giunte in Europa. 100+ pers. morte o disperse. Il destino di 160 pers. è sconosciuto.

Il nostro report: alarmphone.org/en/2020/08/23/…
Il primo (16-17.08) non è stato solo un naufragio. Un gruppo di 5 uomini ha sparato alle persone sulla barca, che ha preso fuoco. 45 persone sono state uccise. I sopravvissuti sono tali solo perché dei pescatori li hanno soccorsi. Abbiamo raccolto alcune delle loro voci:
Il secondo naufragio è avvenuto il 18.08. Delle ~95 persone a bordo, solo 65 sono sopravvissute. Mentre eravamo al telefono con loro, un tubo è scoppiato. Poi, solo silenzio: non abbiamo potuto ristabilire il contatto. Abbiamo allertato tutte le autorità ma invano.
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24 Aug 20
🔴Four shipwrecks in one week off Libya.

Between 13-20.08, ~900 people on 14 boats called our Alarm Phone. ~100 were returned to Libya, ~540 reached Europe. 100+ people died or went missing. The fate of a further 160 people remains unknown.

Our report: alarmphone.org/en/2020/08/23/…
The first shipwreck (16-17.08), was not just a shipwreck. People were shot at by a group of 5 men, and their boat caught fire. 45 people were killed. Those who did survive are alive only because a local fisherman rescued them. We collected some of of the survivors' voices:
The second shipwreck took place on 18.08. Of the ~95 people on board, just 65 survived. Whilst we were on the phone with the people, a tube burst. After this sound came only silence as we failed to reconnect with the boat. We raised the alarm with all authorities, to no avail.
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24 Aug 20
SOS in the AEGEAN - 44 ppl in distress off #Lesvos called Alarmphone. Their last position is in Greek waters: 39°09'20.8"N 26°33'41.1"E (04:17 CEST). The boat is adrift & the people are asking for immediate help.
@HCoastGuard is informed - don't let them drown, rescue them now. Image
We have lost contact to the people on the boat near #Lesvos. Their last position showed them closed to the port of #Mytilene. The people reported on the phone that the Greek Coast Guard was on site. @HCoastGuard, where are they?
We established contact with the people on the boat who told us that they were beaten by masked men & forced to return to Turkey. The person we spoke to said: "What the Greeks did to us was not human."
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15 Aug 20
🆘~65 persone in pericolo in acque libiche! Un gommone bianco con ~65 persone a bordo ci ha contattato poiché il loro motore non funziona e l’acqua sta entrando nella barca. Chiedono urgente soccorso. Abbiamo allertato tutte le autorità in #Europa, #Libia e #Tunisia. Image
La cd. guardia costiera libica ci ha detto al telefono di chiamare la Tunisia perché la loro nave ha il motore guasto. La guardia costiera tunisina ci ha detto di richiamare lunedì perché oggi non lavorano. @guardiacostiera e @Armed_Forces_MT è vostro dovere coordinare i soccorsi
22.10: Abbiamo appena parlato di nuovo con le ~65 persone in pericolo. La situazione è critica e urgente! Gridano che le persone stanno per morire e che serve aiuto immediato! Nessun soccorso in vista per loro e non possiamo rassicurarli che sopravviveranno.

#UE, SOCCORRETE ORA!
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15 Aug 20
🆘~65 people in distress off Libyan waters! A white rubber boat with ~65 people reached out to us as their engine is not working and water is entering the boat. They ask for urgent rescue. We alerted all authorities in #Europe, #Libya and #Tunisia. Image
On the phone, the so-called Libyan Coastguard told us that their vessel’s engine is broken & to call Tunisia.
The Tunisian Coastguard told us to call them back on Monday & said that today they don’t work. @guardiacostiera and @Armed_Forces_MT it is your duty to coordinate rescue!
22.10 CEST: We just reached again the ~65 people in distress. The situation is critical & urgent! They scream that people are about to die & that they need help immediately! There is no rescue in sight for them & we cannot reassure them that they will survive.

#EU, RESCUE NOW!
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4 Aug 20
++Temiamo RESPINGIMENTO verso la Libia++

RCC #Malta e Forze Armate Maltesi non stanno soccorrendo le ~27 persone in pericolo. Li abbiamo allertati più volte ma non hanno soccorso. La barca è ora alla deriva nella contestata zona SAR #libica e le persone sono ancora in mare. 1/3 Image
Il mercantile #ETIENNE della compagnia @MaerskTankers sta monitorando la barca ma non sta soccorrendo. Temiamo fortemente che sia #Malta che il mercantile stiano aspettando la cosiddetta guardia costiera libica per riportare forzatamente le persone in una zona di guerra. 2/3
Un respingimento verso la Libia violerebbe il diritto alla protezione e allo sbarco in un porto sicuro. Chiediamo a RCC Malta e a @MaerskTankers di rispettare il diritto internazionale e assicurare soccorso, non un respingimento forzato verso un posto dove si rischia la vita. 3/3
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4 Aug 20
++ PUSH-BACK to Libya feared! ++

RCC #Malta & the Armed Forces are failing to rescue the ~27 people in distress. Despite being repeatedly alerted by us, no rescue has been carried out. The boat has drifted into the contested #Libyan SAR zone & the people are still at sea. 1/3 Image
The cargo vessel #ETIENNE of the company @MaerskTankers is monitoring the boat but not rescuing the people. We have strong concerns that both #Malta and the cargo vessel are waiting for the so-called Libyan coastguards to come and forcibly return the people to a warzone. 2/3
A push-back to Libya would violate their right to protection and to be disembarked at a port of safety. We call on RCC Malta & @MaerskTankers to comply with intern. law & ensure a rescue and not a forced return to a place where the migrants have to fear for their lives. 3/3
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3 Aug 20
Un'altra barca in zona SAR Maltese! ~25 persone in pericolo hanno contattato AlarmPhone. Sono fuggiti dalla Libia in cerca di un posto sicuro. Chiediamo alle autorità di non tardare il soccorso!
Siamo in contatto continuo con le ~27 persone che sono ancora in mare, a rischio di annegare. Il vento e le onde sono aumentati e hanno perso l'orientamento. Ma ancora nessun soccorso in vista. Non lasciateli annegare!
Le ~27 persone in pericolo sono disperate. Gli abbiamo dato numero emergenza del RCC di #Malta. Provano a chiamare per chiedere aiuto ma non hanno riscontro. RCC sta per Centro Coordinamento dei Soccorsi. Come possono le persone che necessitano soccorso non avere riscontro?
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3 Aug 20
Again a boat in the Maltese SAR zone! ~27 people in distress reached out to Alarmphone. They fled from Libya seeking a safe place. We demand authorities to not delay rescue!
We are in continuous contact with the ~27 people who still are out at sea, at risk of drowning. Wind and waves got rough and the people lost orientation. But no rescue is in sight yet.
Don't let them drown!
The ~27 people in distress are desperate. We provided them with the emergency number of RCC #Malta. They tried to reach them to call for help but they are also not getting through. RCC stands for Rescue Coordination Centre. How can people in need of rescue not get through?
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