A shipwreck off the coast of Libya killed at least 57 people. Among them, 20 women and 2 children. The IOM, the International Organization for Migration, writes it on Twitter.
The tragedy occurred off the Libyan coastal city of Khums, where the boat on which the migrants were traveling capsized. Some survivors were brought ashore by fishermen and the coast guard, IOM spokesperson Safa Msehli tweeted without specifying how many people were rescued. Today’s victims arrive less than a week after the shipwreck which cost the lives of about 20 people.
Almost 15,000 migrants intercepted by the EU-backed Libyan coast guard in the first half of this year, a figure that according to the United Nations exceeds the number of landings in all of 2020.