The United Nations announced that 190 irregular migrants who have been trying to reach Europe through the Mediterranean since the beginning of 2021 have lost their lives. The number of immigrants who lost their lives worldwide reached 446. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the International Organization for Migration issued a joint statement.
It has been announced that since the beginning of 2021, 190 irregular migrants who have set out with the dream of reaching the shores of Europe via the Central Mediterranean have died.
In the statement, it was shared that the number of people from North African countries who set foot in Italy reached 5,700.
According to the International Organization for Migration, the number of deaths in the Mediterranean is 251
According to the International Organization for Migration data, 251 irregular migrants lost their lives in the entire Mediterranean this year. The number of irregular migrants who died worldwide has also reached 446. Countries such as Tunisia and Libya in the north of Africa are seen as the starting point for irregular migrants who want to reach Europe illegally via the Mediterranean.
“A Heartless Prime Minister”
While the drama of irregular migrants continues, the anti-refugee policies of some leaders in Europe are also continuing. The attitude of Prime Minister Sebastian Kurz, who carries out an anti-immigrant policy in Austria, regarding immigrants from Greece drew reaction. In protest against Kurz’s policy, a caricature with the words “heartless prime minister” was placed on a billboard on the route he regularly takes to his home every day.