Sixty-four Maltese people who want to leave Libya have not yet been evacuated as Tripoli airspace was closed yesterday after widespread violence hit the north African capital.
It is not known whether the airspace will reopen today but the government is keeping in touch with each of these people individually to arrange ways of bringing them back to Malta, probably by sea.
Meanwhile, as many as 6,000 people will have arrived in Malta between yesterday and today as the country assumes the role of a “humanitarian hub”. The flood of evacuees by sea can be given medical attention as soon as they arrive at Grand Harbour.
A Germany Navy vessel that arrived in Grand Harbour yesterday to ferry evacuees back home. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli
All those who wanted to leave Tripoli have managed to leave but others are spread around the country. There are others, including a Maltese bish
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