Richard Gere delivers food to migrants stuck aboard ship

Updated: Aug 11, 2019, 11:35 IST | Agencies

Since last week, the ship has been stranded near the southern Italian island of Lampedusa, in international waters, to be assigned a safe harbour to disembark 121 people who were rescued at sea during two different operations.

Richard Gere delivers food to migrants stuck aboard ship
Richard Gere. Pic/AFP

Rome: Hollywood actor Richard Gere took food to an NGO operated ship with 121 migrants onboard that has been stranded in the Mediterranean Sea for a week waiting to find a port. The Open Arms NGO shared photographs of the actor and activist taking food and supplies aboard the humanitarian vessel.

"We are here on the Open Arms boat, I just arrived here from Lampedusa and we have brought as much water and as much food as we possibly can for everyone on board. I think there's about 140 people here, maybe 150," Gere said.

 
 
 
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Ser padre no entiende de colores ni fronteras. #RichardGere también lo es. ❤️ #PuertoSeguroYa

A post shared by Open Arms (@proactivaopenarms) onAug 9, 2019 at 3:54am PDT

Since last week, the ship has been stranded near the southern Italian island of Lampedusa, in international waters, to be assigned a safe harbour to disembark 121 people who were rescued at sea during two different operations. The first rescue was on August 1 when 55 migrants were saved, including twin babies and a pregnant woman, just as their boat was about to capsize.

 
 
 
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Personas ayudando a personas. Todas iguales. La única diferencia es el lado del mar donde se nace. Gracias #RichardGere ❤️

A post shared by Open Arms (@proactivaopenarms) onAug 9, 2019 at 9:14am PDT

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No. of people rescued at sea

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