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>> Three rescue missions in just one morning. The migrant offshore aid station saving the lives of 434 people. Bringing them to land and to safety.>> I'm Reuter's reporter Mia Womasley in the boat marina in southern Italy. Behind me, the responder has docked and is offloading those onboard.
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I've been told there are eight children, I've even heard a baby crying and four pregnant woman. One of them has been taken straight to the Red Cross tent. Once everyone has been dealt with, this ship will head straight back out to sea and do it all again.>> Some were unconscious when they were found, exhausted and helpless.
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60 women in the rubber boats this time, more than usual.>> There is about two dozen women that had significant painful burns on their buttocks. They were sitting in these dinghies that had water and fuel at the bottom. So they were sitting in fuel, their skin had really broken down.
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So we had to do quite a few dressing changes to manage these burns and provide medication and pain relief because they were very painful.>> Issac Aduro is a migrant from Ghana rescued at sea four months ago. He's volunteering with a local charity, and for now, his life is looking brighter.
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>> Going to school. School right now trying to learn the Italian language, yeah.
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And tell me what you're doing here today. What is->> Okay, right now we are here to help our friends who have been just rescued, yeah, from the, So we're are trying to help them.
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I'm very, very happy, great know, see my friends, working with people. I'm are very happy.>> For the new arrivals, health screenings, registration, and document checks piled on to coaches, now in the hands of the Italian authorities. Unsure of where they'll be heading to next, or whether they'll be allowed to stay.
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For the crew, it's time to turn around and head back out to sea.