Migrants on Aquarius Rescue Ship Arrive in Valencia to Sound of Applause

Migrants disembarked from the Aquarius at the Port of Valencia on Sunday, June 17, to the sound of applause from onlookers.

630 migrants were rescued off the coast of Libya during the weekend of June 10.

The convoy of three boats carrying the migrants set off for Spain on June 12 after Italian authorities refused the migrants entry.

In a tweet on June 11, Pedro Sanchez, Spain’s new prime minister, said the migrants were welcome at the Port of Valencia.

The group of migrants includes at least seven pregnant women and over 90 children and teenagers between the ages of five and 17. Credit: SOS Mediterranee via Storyful