Xavi Hernandez donates his yacht to rescue refugees

Madrid, Aug 2 (IANS) Spain football legend Xavi Hernandez has donated his yacht to auction to raise funds for ProActiva Open Arms (POA), a Spanish NGO that is dedicated to saving the lives of refugees passing through the Mediterranean.

‘La Pelopina’ is nine metres long, 2.60 metres wide and equipped with a 325CV engine, reports Efe.

POA last month began a new mission aboard the ‘Astral’, a 30 metre-long medically-equipped yacht, to work together with the maritime authorities and other organisations in the area.

The NGO has saved more than 3,000 people off the coast of Libya.



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