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Scores Feared Drowned in ‘Worst Mediterranean Tragedy of the Year’

Scores Feared Drowned in ‘Worst Mediterranean Tragedy of the Year’

More than 100 migrants and refugees are feared drowned after the boats they were travelling in capsized off Libya’s coast in the Mediterranean Sea, Al Jazeera reports. Ayoub Qasim, a spokesman for Libya’s coast guard, is quoted as telling The Associated Press that two boats carrying around 300 migrants sank around 120km east of the capital, […]

26 Nigerian Women Die In Spanish Warship

26 Nigerian Women Die In Spanish Warship

The bodies 26 women were unloaded in a procession of black bags onto the dock of Salerno. The deceased women, believed to be Nigerian in origin, were recovered by the Spanish ship Cantabria as part of operation Sophia, an EU anti-trafficking force. Most of the women, aged in large part between 14 and 18, were […]

Latest Mediterranean Tragedy Pushes Number of People Perishing In 2016 Beyond 5,000

Latest Mediterranean Tragedy Pushes Number of People Perishing In 2016 Beyond 5,000

Highlighting that the number of causalities in the Mediterranean Sea this year has crossed 5,000 with the latest reports of about 100 people feared to have drowned, the United Nations refugee agency has called on countries to increase pathways for admission of refugees. According to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), […]