World The central Mediterranean, a tomb of a thousand migrants since the beginning of the year
Cyprus showcases ancient undersea harbor to draw tourists
AMATHUS, Cyprus (AP) — It’s said that Demetrius the Besieger, a mighty warrior king and one of Alexander the Great’s successors, built this harbor on Cyprus’ southern coast 2,400 years ago to thwart a potential naval invasion from the ruler of Egypt, Ptolemy I, another of Alexander’s heirs. French archaeologists who initially studied the ancient harbor of Amathus believe it to be an incomplete military fortification work, the three piers of which would have accommodated the best of the ancient world’s naval ships, ready to repel an attacking force.
The death Monday ofThis week is about 970 The number of dead migrants dead in the central Mediterranean since the beginning of the year, announced Tuesday the International Organization for Migration Tuesday. (IOM).
Among the victims of this new drama are twenty women and two young children. The boat had left Sunday the Libyan city of Khoms, about 120 km east of the capital tripoli, before meeting technical problems and to ship. "Local fishermen and Libyan coast guards have rescued 18 people," the IOM spokesman, Paul Dillon said.
Why Border Patrol is doing more to rescue and identify missing migrants
The agency's approach to missing migrants has evolved amid an increase in migration and deaths. Brooks County — about 75 miles north of the Rio Grande Valley — has become the Border Patrol's laboratory, a place to test approaches they're already extending across the border. A three-person missing-migrant team trained in forensics is working with an intelligence officer to help identify migrant remains. The agency also added equipment and technology to help locate stranded migrants faster. It installed more than 1,400 rescue signs across the region labeled with GPS coordinates.
They had left Nigeria, Ghana or Gambia
"the survivors indicated to our teams, which regularly respond to these heartbreaking scenes, at least 57 people were missing." According to the spokesman, IOM teams provided medical assistance, water and food to survivors, who come from Nigeria, Ghana and Gambia. "This drama is about 970 men, women and children the number of deaths on the central Mediterranean road in 2021," he said.
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This sea holds the sad record of the greatest number of migrant deaths:perished in its FLOTS. To date, more than around the world this year.
Adopt a new
approach IOM has reported an increase in departures from migrants, interceptions and arrivals in the central Mediterranean this year. "By advocating for better migration management practices, better governance of migration and greater solidarity on the part of the EU Member States, we can reach a clearer, safe and human approach to this issue. Start by saving lives at sea, "said the spokesperson.
He estimated "the time coming" to adopt a new approach that would be decided by the States. Paul Dillon said not to know whether the survivors had been taken to detention centers in Libya, where are regularly placed migrants who return to the country.
Despite persistent insecurity,for tens of thousands of migrants seeking every year to gain Europe by the Italian coast, some 300 km from the Libyan coast. NGOs and UN agencies regularly denounce the removal in Libya of migrants intercepted at sea and in the centers of detention.
Judge blocks Texas governor's order preventing transport of migrants .
Judge blocks Texas governor's order preventing transport of migrantsWASHINGTON (Reuters) -A U.S. judge on Tuesday temporarily halted an executive order by Texas Governor Greg Abbott that restricts the transport of migrants through the state and authorizes state troopers to pull over vehicles suspected of doing so.