At the least 5 sub-Saharan unlawful migrants have died and 10 others are lacking after their home made boat sank off the coast of Tunisia, judicial sources mentioned.
The Tunisian coast guard rescued 20 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa who have been on board the aforementioned boat sure for Italy, which sank on Friday off Louata, within the Sfax area (in japanese Tunisia), the identical sources quoted by native media mentioned. The territorial waters of Tunisia and Libya are thought-about a transit zone for many unlawful migrant boats sure for Europe.
In keeping with the Tunisian Discussion board for Financial and Social Rights (FTDES), 2022 noticed a report variety of unlawful migrants disappearing at sea, with a minimum of 580 migrants because the starting of the yr. Between 2017 and 2021, 42,703 males and 1,251 ladies reached the shores of Italy, understanding that 53,524 unlawful migrants failed to achieve Italian territory throughout the identical interval, the Discussion board clarifies.