High commissioner for refugees urges other countries to take in the asylum seekers, stuck on a boat off Sicily for the past week

The United Nations has urged European countries to “do the right thing” and take in some of the 150 refugees and migrants who have been trapped for days on an Italian coastguard ship after the government refused to let them disembark.

“The time has come to end the back-and-forth that has seen countries competing in a race to the bottom on who can take the least responsibility for people rescued at sea,” the UN’s high commissioner for refugees Filippo Grandi said in a statement on Saturday.

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