How Thousands Of Nigerians Die Trying To Cross The Mediterranean Sea To Get To Europe (Photos)

at 10:04 PM, 26 Jul 17 (6 months ago)
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Horrifying photographs showing pregnant women and children among dead migrants found in a rubber dinghy has shone a light on the grim reality of the desperate scramble to cross the Mediterranean into Europe.



A Spanish charity found 167 migrants alive and 13 dead in yet another rescue operation involving rubber boats crossing the deadly stretch of sea.

More than 2,200 migrants have died trying to reach Europe across the Mediterranean so far this year according to the International Organization for Migration - meaning on average 10 people a day die making the journey.

The latest grim salvation mission was 15 miles off the coast of Sabratha in Libya and the migrants on board were said to be sub-Saharan and the failed journey resulted in more than a dozen deaths.

As some migrants' corpses lie naked in the middle of the dinghy, others can be seen in the pictures sitting around in life-jackets waiting to be rescued.

The European Union has extended the mandate of its naval operation targeting migrant smuggling in the Mediterranean until the end of 2018 and tasked it with monitoring illegal oil trafficking from Libya.

Operation Sophia, which has naval ships and aircraft monitoring the Mediterranean, aims to disrupt smuggling networks and train Libya's coastguard as a way of stemming the flow of desperate migrants attempting the risky crossing from Libya to Italy in unseaworthy boats.

tegonwa at 10:08 PM, 26 Jul 17 (6 months ago)
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Oh May God Have Mercy On His Children.This Is Just One Of The Numerous Harsh Effects Of Poverty In Africa.Too Hopeless!
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starzx at 10:37 PM, 26 Jul 17 (6 months ago)
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Their  blood will ask our politicians.
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gogoman at 10:39 PM, 26 Jul 17 (6 months ago)
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na wa oo
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crocatum at 12:01 AM, 27 Jul 17 (6 months ago)
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Africa is suffering because of itself and has become a lab for all sort of experiments.
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deboalabi262 at 03:52 AM, 27 Jul 17 (6 months ago)
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 Sad Sad Sad Sad

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emmy2ng25 at 05:24 AM, 27 Jul 17 (6 months ago)
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you can imagine the pain,the risk people are taking just to seek better life in other countries.2200 life lost so far this year and a formal minister refunded 90billion dollars stolen.may the leaders pay for death of this innocent Nigerians they will pay to their 10th generation hooligans in power.
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favourita at 07:57 AM, 27 Jul 17 (6 months ago)
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God please save your people  from hardship: Sad  see d wey life dey waste Cry Cry  well their blood go ask those stupid politicians wey dey thief our
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pricklong at 07:57 AM, 27 Jul 17 (6 months ago)
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IN THE EUROPE THEY ARE GOING THERE IS NOTHING IN EUROPE ANY MORE BUT IF YOU TELL THEM THERE IS NOTHING IN EUROPE AGAIN THEY WILL START TELLING YOU IF IS NOT GOOD WHY ARE YOU STILL THERE LET THEM COME AND SEE FOR THEMSELF ANYONE THAT LOOSE HIS LIFE NO SHAKING CARRY GO
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ruthie at 08:34 AM, 27 Jul 17 (6 months ago)
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THIS IS TOO BAD..WTF
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angesco at 09:30 AM, 27 Jul 17 (6 months ago)
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SLAVE TRADE 2017

SELL YOURSELF!!!!!!!
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SOGaiya at 10:57 AM, 27 Jul 17 (6 months ago)
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wasted politicians
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Kissme69 at 12:14 PM, 27 Jul 17 (6 months ago)
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Quote from: angesco on 09:30 AM, 27 Jul 17
SLAVE TRADE 2017

SELL YOURSELF!!!!!!!
Yes it seems like SLAVE TRADE!! Shame on our Nigerian government.
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mhizAda at 01:40 PM, 27 Jul 17 (6 months ago)
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God help us
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