Brazilian Fishermen Rescue Boat with African Refugees. In Brazil, 25 African refugees have been brought ashore today. They were rescued from the sea by fishermen, the eMedium and authorities of the Brazilian Maranhao region report.
It is exceptional that migrant boats make the long crossing from West Africa to South America.
The refugees were dehydrated and needed urgent food and medical assistance. According to G1, a Brazilian website, their boat was on the road for weeks.
The refugees came from Senegal, Nigeria, Guinea, Sierra Leone and the Cape Verde Islands.
There were also two Brazilians on board. The Brazilian police are investigating whether crimes have been committed against the refugees.