A nine-month-old Nigerian girl who survived a shipwreck is going to an Italian foster family, after her story triggered many adoption offers.
The baby’s mother, who was pregnant with a second child, died of petrol burns when an overcrowded migrant boat capsized in the Mediterranean.
Dr Pietro Bartolo gave the baby first aid on the island of Lampedusa. A photo of him with the baby, called favour, has gone viral in Italy.
She had come ashore in the arms of a young Nigerian woman, who was one of many survivors with serious burns, apparently caused by a petrol leak from the boat’s engine.
The migrants, mainly from Nigeria and Mali, had sailed from Libya, when their boat tipped over