Migrants and Refugees Following another deadly shipwreck off the coast of Libya that claimed 43 lives on Monday, the UN migration and refugee agencies have called for countries to re-activate search and rescue operations. In a joint statement released on Wednesday by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), the two agencies expressed their sadness at the tragic event, the first of 2021 in the Central Mediterranean. The boat reportedly capsized due to bad sea conditions when its engine stopped, just a few hours after embarking from the Libyan city of Zawra early on Tuesday morning. The 10 survivors, mainly from Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria,...Full Article
UN calls for resumption of Mediterranean rescues, after 43 die in Libya shipwreck
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[UN News] Following another deadly shipwreck off the coast of Libya that claimed 43 lives on Monday, the UN migration and refugee..