May 27, 2016
Multiple Refugee Boats Capsize In The Mediterranean
As many as 30 migrants drowned yesterday after their boat sank off the coast of Libya. This happened just one day after another boat capsized in the region, claiming five lives. Although the Italian Coast Guard hasn’t confirmed the exact number of fatalities over the last 48 hours, they did say they rescued 96 people from the most recent capsizing. This new refugee route is deadly but increasing in popularity since the Turkey-EU deal. In the last two weeks, migration to Italy is up 54% while migration to Greece has dropped 67%.
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