The Sunday Review
At least 63 Children, women and children were among the many people who died when a boat transporting migrants from Turkey was torn apart by rocks. off The coast of Calabria Italian authorities declared Sunday.
There were more bodies being pulled from the Mediterranean Sea Monday. The bad weather had hindered search efforts and made it larger.
The list includes more than 20 dead were Pakistani nationals, the country’s prime minister, Shehbaz Sharif, said Monday. Sharif described this news as “deeply concerning and worrisome” and directed Pakistan’s foreign ministry to investigate.
At least The tragedy was survived by 82 people shipwreckOfficial from Italy’s Crotone prefecture said Monday. Rescuers said that among those aboard were individuals from Turkey, Iran, and Afghanistan.
Reuters reports that the vessel had left Izmir, Turkey, three to four days prior to the accident. It was carrying 140-150 people. The beach was near Staccato di Cutro where the first three bodies were discovered. in Southern Italy Sunday, April 4, 2019, at 4:40 am local time
Manuela Curra from Crotone said Monday that the complete breakdown of deaths among migrants was due to be made soon. She also stated that it wasn’t yet known how many people are missing.
Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni blamed human traffickers. “It is criminal to launch a boat just 20 meters long with 200 people on board in adverse weather,” She said in A statement. “It is inhumane to exchange the lives of men, women and children for the price of a ticket under the false perspective of a safe journey.”
Matteo Piantedosi (Interior Minister) stated that there must be new ways to lessen the risk of dangerous travels. “It is essential to continue with every possible initiative to stop departures and discourage crossings in any way which takes advantage of the illusory mirage of a better life,” He spoke. in A statement.
Meloni made stopping migrant Her hard-right government makes boats her top priority. New laws were passed by parliament this week making rescue operations more challenging for non-governmental organizations.
On Sunday in Vatican City in Reference to the victims shipwreckPope Francis declared: “I pray for each of them, for the missing, and for the other migrants who survived. I thank those who are helping them and those who are giving them assistance. May the Virgin Mary help these brothers and sisters.”
UNHCR data shows that 11.874 persons have reached the country in Italy Bis now in 2023 via sea with 678 arriving at Calabria.
Most arrivals come from Africa, and not the Middle East or Asia. The majority of the boats set sail. off Libya
The majority of the arrivals come from Pakistan at 8.3%, Afghanistan at 6.7% and Iran at 0.7%. With 17.3% from Ivory Coast, and 13.1% coming from Guinea, the rest come primarily from Africa. The majority of these arrivals are from other African countries including North African ones.
Central Mediterranean Route is where the most dangerous migration route lies. least 20,334 people have died since 2014, according to the International Organization for Migration’s Missing Migrants Project.