The country’s former President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca has said Europe’s politicians should be ashamed of themselves, with the continent refusing safe entry for a vessel carrying 123 migrants that has been left stranded outside of Malta’s territorial waters.
“Where is the European conscience? Don’t those poor children, young people women and men, who have been on the rescue ship Open Arms for days on end, have blood running through their veins, like us?” Preca wrote on social media.
The ship, which has a total of 123 migrants including 32 women and four children, has been stranded out at sea since 2nd August.
“How long are we to play with the lives of human beings who do not have the privilege to live in peaceful democracies, and protected by their human rights? This is not the Europe which our foremothers and forefathers wanted for us,” the former president continued.
Preca explained that the European project was designed to foster solidarity and safeguard universal human rights
“European politicians, can you please take action as these people are part of our human family?” she said.