People desperately try to escape from war zones, poverty and diseases
A wooden boat with approximately 200 people onboard sank off the coast of Tripoli, Libya. At least 170 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa are missing.
So far the country's port services have rescued 16 people and found 15 bodies. The Libyan coast guard does not have the necessary means for such operations. The search and rescue operation carried out by only one boat.
“... a recent report by Amnesty International stressed how the European Union and its member states have constructed an increasingly impenetrable fortress to keep the migrants out, regardless of the desperate measures that many of them are prepared to take to reach Europe.”
“The UNHCR says 500 migrants and refugee seekers have died in the Mediterranean Sea since the beginning of the year.”
“Over 23,000 people are estimated to have lost their lives trying to reach the Old Continent since 2000.”