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The Ocean Viking rescues 46 migrants in the Mediterranean Sea

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The Ocean Viking ambulance chartered by SOS Méditerranée rescued 46 people in distress off the Libyan coast on Friday 7 July, who were trying to reach Europe on a fiberglass boat, the humanitarian NGO announced on Twitter.

They were called Alexandra, Abdelfattah, Yasser… They died in Calais because they didn’t get asylum

Four single women, a 4-year-old girl traveling with her father and dozens of unaccompanied minors are among the survivors. Supported by the SOS Méditerranée and International Federation of the Red Cross teams aboard the Ocean Viking, the NGO adds on Twitter.

sequel after announcement

Twitter – SOS MEDITERRANEE France on Twitter

1,728 migrants have gone missing in the Mediterranean since the beginning of 2023

“These people mainly come from Eritrea, Ethiopia and Sudan.”SOS continues Mediterranean.

The Central Mediterranean is the most dangerous migration route in the world, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The UN agency estimates that since the start of 2023, 1,728 migrants have disappeared there, compared to 1,417 for the whole of 2022.

“Part of immigration is bringing extreme chaos to the world.”

In June, a shipwreck considered one of the most serious shipwrecks in the Mediterranean Sea killed at least 82 people, but in the eastern Mediterranean. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) estimate that between 400 and 750 passengers were on board the fishing trawler, including women and children.

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