A group of migrants left Malta this morning for Portugal through the ad hoc solidarity procedure adopted by Malta after the disembarkation of a group of migrants on board MV Lifeline on the 27th of June.
This group of migrants include also a mother and infant.
The migrants were assessed by the immigration authorities of Portugal. Maltese authorities continue to provide for all the requirements of migrants during their stay in Malta.
Giovanni Bersan, speaking on behalf of the International Organisation for Migration of Malta, lauded the collaboration with the Maltese government. He said that the procedure was very cooperative, and everything went smoothly. He emphasised that all the migrants were excited for this adventure and, more importantly, happy to be safe.
Earlier last week, a group of migrants was relocated to the Netherlands.
France and Luxembourg have also relocated migrants through this ad hoc solidarity mechanism.
Belgium, Ireland, Italy, and Norway have also pledged their commitment to participate in this mechanism.