According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), on Sunday, the death toll from a shipwreck off the coast of Tunisia has grown to 25, with another 35 still missing.
According to sources, the ship carried 60 migrants, most of whom were belonged to Syria and Tunisia.
According to civil protection, the official gave a statement on Saturday that the migrants were attempted to cross the Mediterranean to make it to Italy, as per reports.
On Friday, Tunisia’s coast guard reportedly recovered the bodies of 12 people. However, the bodies are still unidentified, and they all were migrants after they washed up on the shore.
Last year, in 2021 November, nearly 20 migrants died who were trying to cross the English Channel, promoting France and Britain to agree to do more in order to stop migrants who faced dangerous journeys through the rough water.
Before November, during summers, in July, nearly 43 migrants lost their lives due to floods, and they were also attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea. The boat involved in that incident was carrying 127 migrants who had left the coast of Libya in hopes of making it to Italy.
Michelle Bachelet, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, urged Libya’s government and the European Union to do more to protect migrants in May.
Each year hundreds of thousands of people lose their lives in floods, and this happens because help reaches them too late, or sometimes never comes at all, said Bachelet at the time.
“They also rescued some of them, and they forced to rescue people to wait for days or weeks to be safely dismounted or has increasingly been the case, are returned to Libya which, as has been highlighted on countless occasions, it is not a safe harbour due to the cycle of violence.”