Red Crescent rescuers have recovered 11 migrant bodies, 20 km east of Tripoli with 5 bodies still to be recovered.
According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the death toll in the Mediterranean the most dangerous border crossing on the planet for migrants is estimated to be 4,636 this year, 1000 more than the total of 2015.
“Out of the 16 bodies, 11 have been recovered. The other 5 have not removed out from the water o because we do not have the necessary capabilities, boats, or means to go and seek the body under the water” said Abdul Karim Diab.
Out of the 16 bodies, 11 have been recovered. The other 5 have not removed out from the water o because we do not have the necessary capabilities.
The official said they were informed that there were 16 bodies of illegal migrants.
The IOM noted that Migrants, mainly from West Africa, are taking to the sea from Libya in flimsy rubber boats, trying to reach Italian islands and Europe, where they have little hope of being granted asylum.
According to the International Organization for Migration, the number of refugees and migrants who have died while trying to cross the Mediterranean this year has already passed 2,000; as of mid-August some 264,500 had arrived successfully in Europe.
With no officials or authorities stepping in to deal with the situation, Misrati says volunteers from the Libyan Red Crescent have been left to cope alone, patrolling the region’s beaches in search of remains.