‘Dark day’: migrant rescue ship Aquarius ends operations

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Médecins Sans Frontières says ‘smear campaign’ by European governments hampered work in Mediterranean

  • Reuters
  • The Guardian

Search and rescue ship Aquarius, which has saved tens of thousands of migrants from drowning in the Mediterranean, has ended its operations, said Médecins Sans Frontières, the charity that runs the ship.

MSF and its partner SOS Mediterranee said they were forced to terminate its operations due to a “smear campaign” by European governments.

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