- Title: Ship carrying rescued migrants arrives in Sicilian port
- Date: 4th October 2016
- Summary: CATANIA, ITALY (OCTOBER 4, 2016) (REUTERS) SHIP CARRYING MIGRANTS ARRIVING IN PORT RESCUE TEAMS WAITING NEXT TO TENTS ON PORT SIDE CREW ON SHIP MIGRANT ON STRETCHER BEING CARRIED OFF SHIP RESCUE WORKERS ON PORT SIDE AS MIGRANTS DISEMBARK VARIOUS OF MIGRANTS GETTING OFF SHIP MIGRANT ON STRETCHER BEING WHEELED AWAY AND PUT INTO AMBULANCE SHIP IN PORT SAVE THE CHILDREN LOGO ON SHIP (SOUNDBITE) (Italian) SAVE THE CHILDREN SPOKESWOMAN, GIOVANNA DI BENEDETTO, SAYING: "There are many unaccompanied minors, tens of them. The main nationalities of the migrants are Nigerian, West African and a big group from Somalia. The minors have suffered greatly because of their long detention in Libya." VARIOUS MIGRANTS BEING CHECKED BY RESCUE TEAMS SHIP IN PORT VARIOUS MIGRANTS BEING CHECKED ON PORT SIDE SHIP IN PORT MIGRANTS SPEAKING TO MEDICAL STAFF MIGRANTS WALKING ALONG PORT SIDE MIGRANT BEING CHECKED BY MEDICAL STAFF MIGRANT ON STRETCHER BEING WHEELED AWAY MIGRANT ON STRETCHER VARIOUS OF RESCUE WORKERS IN PORT
- Embargoed: 19th October 2016 16:30
- Keywords: Italy migrants rescue Mediterranean
- Location: CATANIA, SICILY, ITALY
- City: CATANIA, SICILY, ITALY
- Country: Italy
- Topics: Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA00152LC7YF
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: A ship carrying over 200 refugees arrived in the Sicilian port of Catania on Tuesday (October 4).
The Vos Hestia vessel, operated by Save the Children, was bringing the refugees to safety after they were rescued in the Mediterranean on Sunday (October 2).
A Save the Children spokeswoman said many of those on board the vessel were children travelling alone.
Workers from the children's charity waited in the port to offer support and medical assistance to the refugees as they disembarked.
Separately, over 6,000 migrants were rescued and 22 found dead on the sea route to Europe on Monday (October 3), one of the highest numbers in a single day, Italian and Libyan officials said.
Italy's coast guard said at least nine migrants had died and a pregnant woman and a child had been taken by helicopter to a hospital on the Italian island of Lampedusa, halfway between Sicily and the Libyan coast.
According to the International Organisation for Migration, around 132,000 migrants have arrived in Italy since the start of the year and 3,054 have died.
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