Random Pagan Verse:
Scoff not at guests nor to the gate chase them,
But relieve the lonely and wretched,

Author Topic: 11 Migrants Die, 263 Rescued off Libya Coast Again  (Read 3797 times)

Offline guruslodge (OP)

  • Global Moderator
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • Date Registered: May 2017
  • Posts: 403
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
11 Migrants Die, 263 Rescued off Libya Coast Again
« on: April 23, 2018, 08:48:47 AM »


The Libyan navy said it has recovered the bodies of 11 migrants and rescued 263 others in two separate operations off Libya's western coast.

The migrants were from various sub-Saharan African countries, he said.

Libya is the most common departure point for migrants trying to reach Europe by sea. More than 600,000 crossed the central Mediterranean to Italy in the past four years, the vast majority from Libya.

The United Nations migration agency said through mid-April of this year, 18,575 migrants and refugees arrived in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain by crossing the Mediterranean Sea.

The International Organization for Migration said that is less than half of last year’s pace.

More notable is the steep decline this year, to 9 percent, of the number of arrivals in Europe from 2016, which exceeded 200,000.

And yet, some of these attempts to flee conflict and poverty proved fatal. Last year alone, 3,116 people died attempting the crossing, according to the IOM, including 2,833 from Libya.

The conflict-riven country is regularly singled out for the exploitation and ill-treatment of migrants from sub-Saharan Africa.


 

 

4 dead as Spain Rescues 334 African Migrants from Mediterranean

Started by legendguru

Replies: 0
Views: 125
Last post June 11, 2018, 08:40:00 AM
by legendguru
Spain again Rescues 550 African Migrants From Mediterranean

Started by lindaikeji

Replies: 0
Views: 4946
Last post May 28, 2018, 10:12:59 PM
by lindaikeji
Libya still in chaos five years after the death of Moammar Gadhafi

Started by yungcrux

Replies: 0
Views: 458
Last post October 21, 2016, 01:01:43 AM
by yungcrux
France Orders Sanctions Against Human Traffickers in Libya

Started by lindaikeji

Replies: 0
Views: 255
Last post November 29, 2017, 07:29:54 AM
by lindaikeji
United Nations Flies Refugees from Libya to Europe

Started by legendguru

Replies: 0
Views: 383
Last post February 23, 2018, 12:41:05 AM
by legendguru
Libya declares State of Emergency in Tripoli

Started by legendguru

Replies: 0
Views: 9277
Last post September 03, 2018, 12:17:58 AM
by legendguru
IVORY COAST World's Top Cocoa Producers Fight to Protect Forests

Started by newspostng

Replies: 0
Views: 255
Last post March 30, 2018, 10:19:45 PM
by newspostng
6.3 million voters goes to polls in Ivory Coast on constitutional reform

Started by legendguru

Replies: 0
Views: 349
Last post October 31, 2016, 01:02:52 AM
by legendguru
Europe Blasted for Failing Migrants in Libya as Human Traffickers rise

Started by naij

Replies: 0
Views: 7292
Last post June 08, 2018, 12:10:26 AM
by naij
United Nations Resumes Airlifts of Migrants From Libya to Niger

Started by newspostng

Replies: 0
Views: 13916
Last post May 11, 2018, 12:38:25 AM
by newspostng