“O Coast Guard boat ‘Dattilo’ recovered today in the Ionian Sea, about a hundred miles from the coast, twelve more bodies, including women and children”, announced the Italian authorities, bringing to 20 the provisional number of deaths in this shipwreck at the beginning of the week .

According to the statement cited by the Spanish news agency, EFE, search operations will continue using, in addition to the boat ‘Datillo’, a plane and other aircraft that are flying over the region, coordinated by the Secondary Rescue Center Maritime of the Calabria region.

The migrants left Turkey, according to Italian authorities, who say that the survivors report that there are at least 65 others missing in the shipwreck.

If this number is confirmed, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) stated that the total number of people who died, This year alone, it reached eight hundred, which is equivalent to saying that every day five people die trying to cross the Mediterranean.

On the IOM website, cited by EFE, it is stated that this year more than a thousand people have died or disappeared in the waters of the Mediterranean, a number that has increased to 29,920 since 2014, including 23,617 dead or missing in the central zone of this sea, the deadliest for migrants trying to reach Europe.

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Source: https://www.noticiasaominuto.com/mundo/2584004/italia-recupera-mais-12-cadaveres-migrantes-que-tentavam-chegar-a-europa

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