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Migrant Mother Is Forced To Deliver Her Baby Girl On An Italian Patrol Boat (Photos)

A migrant mother has given birth to a baby girl aboard an Italian patrol boat after being rescued from a crammed dinghy in the Mediterranean sea.

Little Joy Aurora was born at 5.18 am on July 30 on the Italian Navy ship Bettica.
She is the daughter of a Congolese couple rescued together with 870 other asylum seeking migrants.

During childbirth, the mother and baby received health care provide by the medical staff on board the ship.

An Italian Red Cross doctor and nurse and the medical staff of the Italian Navy were all on hand to help out.

It is the third birth aboard Bettica, after Francois Manuel was born June 27, and Manuela, born on July 5.

Members of the ship crew took turns holding and hugging Joy Aurora.

After the mother rested in a bed with her newborn child, the couple and their baby were transported in a small boat to Augusta, in Sicily, where they will be taken care of in a transit shelter residence.

More photos below.

Source: DailyMail

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