Rescue vessel Alan Kurdi spent Saturday outside Maltese waters, after being turned away by Italian authorities the previous day [Reuters]

A group of 40 people stranded at sea for more than four days, after being rescued from their sinking vessel by a German charity ship, will be allowed to enter Malta on Sunday.

Malta’s Prime Minister Joseph Muscat wrote on Twitter on Saturday that the people on board the Alan Kurdi will be transferred to a Maltese army vessel following a request from Germany, and would then be redistributed around other European Union member states. 

Following request by #Germany, #Malta will allow 40migrants on German vessel #AlanKurdi to transfer to @Armed_Forces_MT asset, enter port. German gov & @EU_Commission arranged for all persons

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