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Richard Gere delivers food and water to 121 migrants stuck aboard ship in the Mediterranean

Richard Gere halted his holiday in Italy for a humanitarian mission. The Academy Award winner and human rights activist was drawn to the headlines about 121 migrants — including 32 children — being stuck aboard the Spanish humanitarian ship Open Arms in the Mediterranean Sea for eight days and counting while no European government offers them safe harbor. The actor, 69, reached out to the Spanish charity — asking “How can I help?,” according to the Associated Press — and on Friday loaded a boat with supplies and headed from the Italian island of Lampedusa to the ship.