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Food And Medicine Delivered To Migrant Rescue Boat in Mediterranean

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Italian emergency workers delivered food and medicine to a rescue boat carrying more than 600 migrants en route to Spain on June 12 after Italian authorities refused to allow the ship to dock for several days.According to Medecins Sans Frontieres, 629 migrants were on board the SOS Mediterranee vessel Aquarius.Aquarius had conducted the rescue operation off the coast of Libya on June 9.In a tweet on June 11, Pedro Sanchez, Spain’s new prime minister, said the migrants were welcome at the Port of Valencia.In the days prior, MSF Sea said the Aquarius was overcrowded. SOS Mediterranee said they had received food aid and supplies from the Maltese Navy and Italian Coast Guard. Credit: Sara Alonso Esparza via Storyful