YPFDJ UK Statement on the Recent Tragic Loss of Migrants Lives in the Mediterranean Sea

YPFDJ UK Statement on the Recent Tragic Loss of Migrants Lives in the Mediterranean Sea

On the 3rd of October 2013 over 300 Eritreans were among the those who lost their lives while crossing from North Africa to southern Europe (Lampedusa, Italy) when their boat capsized. This boat, which caught fire and sank in one of the worst disasters to hit the area in recent years, was believed to have been loaded with about 500 migrants among which 200 are still unaccounted for. Another tragedy was reported on Friday the 11th of October 2013, when a boat carrying approximately 250 people mostly from Syria capsized in the Mediterranean Sea near the Italian island of Lampedusa. Among these, 34 migrants died and at least 221 were rescued by Italian and Maltese ships…

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