Banksy Has Been Funding A Refugee Rescue Boat Operation In The Mediterranean

Street artist Banksy has bought a rescue boat named Louise Michel to save refugees in distress trying to get to Europe from north Africa 25 August 2020

Street artist Banksy has bought a rescue boat named Louise Michel to save refugees in distress trying to get to Europe from north Africa 25 August 2020

As well as being adorned in bright pink paint with the words "rescue" on the side, Banksy's Girl With Balloon artwork is on the side, only she's holding a heart-shaped life ring, rather than a balloon.

Crewed by European activists experienced in search and rescue, the boat had actually now taken part in 2 other rescue operations including an overall of 105 individuals who were moved to another vessel, Sea-Watch 4, the report stated.

The boat was renamed after a 19th-century French anarchist, and is spattered in pink paint after the secretive artist "decorated her with a fire extinguisher".

The boat began its mission on August 18th when it left Spain and went for the central Mediterranean sea and, this Thursday, the boat saved dozens of refugees who were in distress who they rescued-an effort which reportedly included four children.

These were the details of the news Street artist Banksy funds Mediterranean refugee rescue boat for this day.

They are now looking for a safe seaport to disembark the rescued passengers or to transfer them to a European coastguard vessel, reports The Guardian.

Previously, Banksy became involved when he emailed Pia Klemp, a former captain of NGO boats involved in rescue messages.

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'I am an artist from the United Kingdom and I've made some work about the migrant crisis, obviously I can't keep the money. "Can you use it by buying a new boat or something?"

Captain Pia Klemp told The Guardian newspaper that she received the following approach from the artist "Hello Pia, I've read about your story in the papers".

A twitter account in the boat's name says it offered support "in very rough seas" to an operation assisting Sea-Watch 4, a humanitarian ship operated by the NGOs Médecins Sans Frontières and Sea-Watch, before carrying out its own rescue mission. "Well done. Banksy", the artist wrote. Please allow me to know.

She also told the newspaper the Bristol performer's participation was only monetary:"Banksy will not pretend he knows better than us how to conduct a boat, and we will not pretend to be musicians".

"We board the Louise Michel think we're all people, nationality shouldn't make an difference to the rights you has and the way we treat each other", it states on its site.

According to United Nations data, 443 individuals have died or gone lost trying to cross the Mediterranean from North Africa thus much in 2020.

The number of people that have arrived in Europe by sea during the same period (2020).

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