French NGOs saved 81 migrants from Sudan off the coast of Libya

French NGOs saved 81 migrants from Sudan off the coast of Libya

The Ocean Viking ship operated by French charities SOS Mediterranean and MSF (Doctors without Borders) have picked up 81 mostly Sudanese migrants from a blue rubber dinghy off the coast of Libya. The migrants were rescued on Sunday, after that left Libya the day before. Their rescue was the third in three days by the Ocean Viking, AFP and France24 report. The ship run jointly by SOS Mediterranean and Doctors without Borders has been patrolling about 50 nautical miles from Libya’s capital Tripoli for vessels carrying migrants trying to reach…

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Portugal forced to ration fuel due to strikes

Portugal forced to ration fuel due to strikes

The Portuguese government announced on Friday that refuelling will be rationed for as long as a strike by tanker drivers continues. The strike begins on Monday and rationing was introduced on Saturday evening. Rationing is scheduled to last until August 21. A similar strike in April exhausted supplies and prompted panic buying by drivers. Light vehicles till be able to pump a maximum of 25 litres and heavy vehicles 100 litres, to ensure the government can guarantee supplies to hospitals and airports. According to Environment Minister Joao-Matos Fernandes, fuel sales…

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