Explosion of joy aboard Ocean Viking as Italy allows migrants to land | AFP

Migrants on board the Ocean Viking explode with joy after Italy said they would be authorised to land in Sicily. The rescue ship, operated by French NGO SOS Mediterranee, is now heading for the port of Porto Empedocle where it expects to arrive by Monday. IMAGES

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Massive painting near Lake Geneva supports migrant cause

French artist Saype has painted a giant land art piece representing a little girl dropping an origami boat into Lake Geneva, to support the cause of the NGO SOS Mediterranee, which specialises in the rescue of migrants at sea. The giant painting covering 5,000 square meters was produced with biodegradable paints made from natural pigments.