Nigerian Woman Gives Birth While Being Rescued By Italians On The Mediterranean Sea (Photos)

Published On: May 28, 2018, 8:37 pm
Author: kacy lee
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A migrant woman said to be a Nigerian on Saturday, May 26, gave birth to a healthy baby boy on board MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between the international medical humanitarian aid organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and SOS Mediterranee. Baby Miracle was born in international waters at 3.45pm, with his mother rescued just days before on Thursday May 24 by an Italian navy vessel and later transferred to the Aquarius.

MSF midwife Amoin Soulemane, who delivered the baby said:

“For a first time delivery the baby came very quickly. The labour pain started early in the morning, but within just a few hours of active labour the baby was born. Both the mother and baby are doing very well.”












The new mother shared with MSF that she spent one year in Libya, where she says she was held captive, beaten, given very little food and extorted for money for release.

She says she escaped with her partner and hundreds of others earlier this year and had since been hiding in a friend’s house in Libya, before undertaking the dangerous sea crossing on Thursday.

 MSF nurse Aoife Ni Mhurchu said, “The situation in Libya is extremely dangerous for refugees and migrants, with very little access to medical care. If she had gone into labour just 48 hours beforehand she would have given birth hiding on a beach in Libya, without any medical assistance.”

“She told me their boat actually departed on Wednesday but after a few short minutes the engine failed and they were returned to shore. The smugglers demanded they hide on the beach, then disappeared and didn’t return for 24 hours. At this point she was left terrified, heavily pregnant, and without food or water,” Ni Mhurchu added.

With the addition of baby Miracle, the Aquarius now has a total of 70 people on board, all of whom will disembark in the port of Catania, Sicily on Sunday morning.



-- slimber (f) at 28-05-2018 08:39PM
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Thank God
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-- Deltaboy1 (m) at 28-05-2018 08:42PM
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thank God for the delivery..she must be from benin
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-- kaposky (m) at 28-05-2018 09:49PM
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I NO KNOW WETIN BENIN GIRLS AND BENIN PIMS SEE FOR ITALY, WHEN I WENT TO ITALY I SEE NOTHING ENTISING IN THE COUNTRY,CAUSE I KNOW ITALY WILL NOT GIVE ME THE KIND OF MONEY I WANT, THEN I RUN ENTER SWITZERLAND, BUT ALL THESE BENIN PIMPS AND ASHAWOS LIKE RUTHIE NO WAN LEAVE ITALY ALONE
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-- officynero (m) at 29-05-2018 02:38AM
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OK o
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-- dleg (m) at 29-05-2018 05:53AM
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Thank God............it is better to die in the sea than to die in Libya
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-- fineboy77 (m) at 29-05-2018 10:42AM
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Quote from: dleg on 29-05-2018 05:53AM
Thank God............it is better to die in the sea than to die in Libya
My brother make una stop to dey waka dey go there

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-- cypanyahucha (m) at 29-05-2018 11:14AM
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Na waaoo
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