Boat sinks off Tunisia coast, killing 12 migrants

Boat sinks off Tunisia coast, killing 12 migrants

At least 12 African migrants have died after a boat capsized off the coast of Tunisia. 10 people are still missing. A security official was quoted by Reuters as saying on Sunday that four boats carrying 120 migrants had sunk. They were trying to cross the Mediterranean by boat to Italy.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
A Tunisian Coast Guard official, Lt. Col. Ali Ayari, said 96 refugees had been rescued off the coast.

The country’s interior ministry says 20,000 refugees were arrested off the coast last year.

Dozens of people have been buried in recent years as the trend toward the Mediterranean from the coasts of Tunisia and Libya has increased.

According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), at least 123,000 refugees arrived in Italy in 2021. In 2020, that number was a little over 95,000.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.