Saturday, July 27, 2019

At Least 150 Migrants Drown Off Libyan Coast; Nations Are Called on to Avoid Such Tragedies

At least 150 people drowned yesterday, after a boat carrying migrants sank eight kilometers off the coast of Libya, the Independent Catholic News website reports today (July 27, 2019).

The boat was carrying around 250 people from a number of African and Arab countries.

Following this tragedy, many organizations working with migrants and refugees have called for action to protect the lives of migrants crossing the Mediterranean.

Francesca Cuomo, Communications Officer at the Jesuit-run Centro Astalli, told Vatican Radio it is calling on national institutions to put plans in place to avoid further loss of life.

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