PBS NewsHour

Age of Mediterranean rescue ship Aquarius comes to an end

Clip: 12/13/2018 | 7m 22s Video has closed captioning.

Due to political pressure and harassment from European governments, Doctors Without Borders is ending operations of its last rescue ship, Aquarius, which has saved an estimated 30,000 lives in the Mediterranean. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant, who spent three weeks aboard in 2016, explains what the ship’s decommissioning means for fleeing refugees who already face a hazardous voyage.

Aired: 12/13/18

Rating: NR

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