Not less than fifty Nigerian migrants were, on Saturday, rescued in the Mediterranean by Libya’s coastguard and an international charity, Doctors Without Borders.
The Nigerians were aboard a boat with 110 migrants.
They were rescued by Aquarius, a ship being operated by MSF, 21 miles from the coast west of Tripoli.
The ship will deliver the migrants, who included 18 women and one child, to Italy.
More than half of the migrants on that boat were Nigerians, with the rest from other sub-Saharan African countries as well as two Palestinians.
‘The Aquarius will remain on standby in international waters, ready to rescue other boats in distress.” MSF’s Doctor Dan explains in the video.