Aquarius charity ship of rejected refugees close to Spain

NGOs in Valencia are gearing to receive the ship of refugees that had been turned away from Italy, prompting renewed discussions in the EU over the fate of incoming refugees and migrants.

by

    After more than a week at sea, 629 migrants aboard the Aquarius and two Italian vessels are due to sail into Spain's port city of Valencia.

    A diplomatic row over the fate of the refugees was settled between Italy and France after both insisted that EU migration policy needs to be overhauled.

    Italy's denial of a safe harbour led to an international outcry earlier this week.

    Al Jazeera’s Karl Penhaul joins reports from Valencia.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Thou Shalt Not Kill: Israel's Hilltop Youth

    Thou Shalt Not Kill: Israel's Hilltop Youth

    Meet the hardline group willing to do anything, including going against their government, to claim land for Israel.