Malta reaches deal to allocate 64 migrants in 4 EU countries

The migrant rescue ship ‘Alan Kurdi’, operated by German NGO Sea-Eye, is seen from a resupply vessel off the coast of Malta. (AFP pic)

VALLETTA: Dozens of migrants rescued in the Mediterranean after being stranded at sea for 10 days, will disembark in Malta following a deal for Germany, France, Portugal and Luxembourg to take them in, Malta’s prime minister said Saturday.

The 64 migrants on board the Alan Kurdi ship “will be disembarked and redistributed” between the four countries, Joseph Muscat announced on Twitter, adding “None will remain in Malta, which cannot shoulder this burden alone.”