The situation of refugees in Europe (4431) 14:5507.05.2017 012302 © AP Photo / Santi PalaciosMigrants waiting for evacuation in the Mediterranean sea. Archival photo Twitter.
According to the associated Press, people tried to reach land on an inflatable and wooden boats. The majority of migrants came from Syria and countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Currently, the vessel Golfo Azzuro with the rescued on Board is heading to the Italian port.
Europe is experiencing the most serious since the Second world war, the migration crisis, caused primarily next to armed conflicts and acute economic problems in the Middle East and North Africa.
In the beginning of this week, the international organization for migration (IOM) reported that in the current year to Europe by sea have already arrived more than 43 thousand refugees, and 1089 people were killed when trying to cross the Mediterranean sea.
Hice esta foto, que tantas vueltas dando está ahora gracias al @WorldPressPhoto, a bordo de una lancha de rescate de @openarms_fund. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/FxYCb2RVlk
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