Boat “stuffed” with nearly 100 people in the Mediterranean Sea, only 4 people survived
According to Doctors Without Borders (MSF), the commercial ship Algeria 1 rescued four people who were floating on a life raft in the Mediterranean Sea in the early morning of April 2. The rescuers said that the caravan of nearly 100 migrants had boarded the boat and made the journey at sea at least four days before the ship crashed. It is estimated that at least 96 people drowned.
On the morning of April 3, the head of the United Nations refugee agency shared on Twitter that more than 90 people were killed in the disaster in the Mediterranean Sea, and urged European countries to pay due attention. for groups of migrants from the Middle East and North Africa.
MSF emphasized that those who were rescued on the morning of April 2 need protection and care. These people should not be repatriated or returned to places where they may be detained or mistreated. Libya is not a safe place.
2,048 migrants were killed in the Mediterranean Sea in all of 2021. (Image: AP)
“Europe has demonstrated its ability to generously and effectively welcome 4 million refugees from Ukraine. Therefore, Europe should consider carefully how to apply such refugee relief work to those who Other migrants are “knocking” in despair, the UN official said.
Libya was enveloped in a decade of conflict, and its people often suffered terrible hardships, so they defied the storm, unsafe, josted each other into cramped, overcrowded boats to reach Europe. Despite knowing about the sinking of the ship, problems often occur.
After a decade of turmoil, Libya is now the departure point for many migrants from Africa and Asia who want to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe. Before this disaster happened, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) recorded 367 deaths in the Mediterranean Sea since the beginning of 2022. This number was 2,048 people in the whole of 2021.
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