More than 60 dead off Libya in latest migrant tragedy: International Organization for Migration – Times of India

More than 60 dead off Libya in latest migrant tragedy: International Organization for Migration - Times of India

Tripoli: About 61 migrants are missing and feared dead after the boat capsized Libyaon the coast of, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said in the latest on Saturday The tragedy of immigrants is over North Africa.
The IOM’s Libya office said in a statement to AFP that “a large number of migrants” are believed to have died due to high waves that hit the boats leaving Zwara on Libya’s northwest coast. After that, his ship was captured.
Referring to the survivors, he said there were about 86 migrants on board.
Libya and Tunisia are the main points of departure for migrants who risk the perilous sea journey in the hope of reaching Europe via Italy.
Most of the victims in the latest incident — including women and children — were from Nigeria, Gambia and other African countries, the IOM office said, adding that 25 people were rescued in Libya. has been transferred to the detention centre.
The IOM office said an IOM team “provided medical assistance” and that all survivors were in good condition.
IOM spokesman Flavio Di Giacomo wrote on X that more than 2,250 people died on the Central Mediterranean migrant route this year, a dramatic figure that shows that unfortunately enough to save lives at sea. Not being done.
The Adriana, a fishing boat with 750 people on board en route from Libya to Italy, capsized in international waters off southwestern Greece on June 14.
According to survivors, most of the passengers on board were Syrians, Pakistanis and Egyptians. Only 104 survived and 82 bodies were recovered.
More than 153,000 migrants from Tunisia and Libya arrived in Italy this year, according to the UN refugee agency.
Italy’s far-right Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni won election last year after vowing to crack down on illegal immigration.
More than a decade of violence since the ouster and death of dictator Muammar Gaddafi in a NATO-backed uprising in Libya has helped turn the country into a breeding ground for human traffickers who carry out everything from extortion to slavery. Abuses are alleged.

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