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Italy Migrant Boat Shipwreck - Dozens Feared Dead

It is feared that more than one hundred individuals, including children, perished in a migrant boat shipwreck in heavy waves off the coast of southern Italy.

Henry Hamer
Feb 27, 2023575 Shares35909 Views
It is feared that more than one hundred individuals, including children perished in Italy migrant boat shipwreckin heavy waves off the coast of southern Italy.
A infant is among the 12 children reported to have died while migrating. The total number of verified deaths stands at 62.On Sunday, while attempting to dock in Crotone, the ship, which was carrying an estimated 200 passengers, disintegrated.
There were rumors that passengers from from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, Syria, Iraq, and Iran were on board. Bodys were found on the beach of a local coastal resort in the Italian province of Calabria.

More than 100 feared dead after Italy migrant boat shipwreck - BBC News

The Shipwreck

The boat, which was carrying around 150 migrants, capsized on its way to Italy from Libya. The exact number of casualties is not yet known, but dozens are feared dead, including women and children.
Several of the passengers were believed to be from Pakistan. On Monday, Pakistan's Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif estimated that at than two dozen Pakistanis were among the deceased.
While help and evacuation activities continue, a group of shipwreck survivors struggle to accept the death of their family members.

The Migrant Crisis In The Mediterranean

The Mediterranean has become a deadly route for migrants trying to reach Europe in search of a better life. The crisis has been ongoing for years, with thousands of people dying each year while attempting to cross the sea.
The coastguard said that 80 people were recovered alive, "including those who made it to land after the ship sank," indicating that many more are still missing. According to customs officials, one survivor has been detained on allegations of migrant smuggling.

Response From International Community

Italy has been at the forefront of the migrant crisis, with thousands of migrants arriving on its shores each year. The country has struggled to cope with the influx of people and has called on other European countries to share the burden.
The European Union has been criticized for its response to the migrant crisis, with many accusing it of not doing enough to help.
The EU has implemented various measures to try and address the crisis, including increasing patrols in the Mediterranean and providing funding to countries that are taking in large numbers of migrants.
Monday morning at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Secretary General António Guterres urged governments to do more to assist refugees and migrants, as well as to improve transit routes and rescue operations.
On Sunday, Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, who was elected in part on a promise to curb the influx of migrants entering Italy, expressed "great grief" and blamed traffickers for the deaths.
It is inhumane to exchange the lives of men, women and children for the price of the 'ticket' they paid in the false perspective of a safe journey.- Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni
The government is committed to preventing departures, and with them the unfolding of these tragedies, and will continue to do so.- Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni

Final Words

The tragic shipwreck off the coast of Crotone is a stark reminder of the ongoing migrant crisis in the Mediterranean. It is essential that the international community works together to find a solution to the crisis.
This includes addressing the root causes of migration, such as poverty and conflict, and providing support to countries that are dealing with large numbers of migrants.
It also requires a coordinated response from European countries to share the burden of the crisis and ensure that migrants are treated with dignity and respect.
The loss of so many lives is a tragedy that should not be repeated, and urgent action is needed to prevent further loss of life in the Mediterranean.
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